performed at ISE Cultural Foundation | New York City, NY | May 9, 2014 | 30 min. Performed by Cabaret BLACK EYE (Chris Butterfield, Matthew Hunt, and Ryan Standfest). Text excerpts were read from Karl Marx's "Capital: Critique of Political Economy" (1867). Live music performed by Justin Krolczyk. Conception and objects by Ryan Standfest.

performed at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | Detroit, MI | October 18, 2013 | 20 min. Performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield, Andy Gabrysiak, Matthew Hunt, Adam James Fuller, Stephen William Schudlich and Ryan Standfest). Part of Brain Frame, organized by Lyra Hill. Live music performed by Matthew Daher on percussion and Scott Masson on harmonium. Conception and video projection by Ryan Standfest.

performed at Popps Packing | Hamtramck, MI | September 13, 2013 | 40 min. Performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield, Adam James Fuller and Ryan Standfest as the Happy Butchers; Andy Gabrysiak as Death/Bacon Man; Matthew Hunt as Stick Man). The music was a series of improvisations by Matthew Daher on percussion and Bradley Stern on Saxophone. The props were constructed by Alexander Buzzalini, Matthew Hunt and Ryan Standfest. Conception by Ryan Standfest.

performed at HatchArt Collective | Hamtramck, MI | June 30, 2012 | 60 min. Part of "LOCKDOWN!"——an evening of performances in a former police station. Consisted of nine actions repeated in six movements, performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield and Ryan Standfest). Text excerpts were read from Luigi Russolo's manifesto "The Art of Noises." (1913). The music was a selection of tunes by Fats Waller. Conception by Ryan Standfest.

performed at Detroit Artists Market | Detroit, Michigan | September 30, 2011 | 15 min. Performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield, Andy Gabrysiak and Ryan Standfest). Adrienne Berry, Mike Lyons Williams, Brian Tucker and Allison Young performed the music, which consisted of a repeated phrase from John Philip Sousa's march "Stars and Stripes Forever," the form of which degraded throughout the course of the performance. Conception by Ryan Standfest.

hullab | performed at Public Pool Artspace | Hamtramck, MI | June 18, 2011 | 20 min. Loosely based on the writings of German Expressionist poet Jakob van Hoddis (1887-1942). Performed by Cabaret Black Eye (Chris Butterfield, Carie Ann Costa, Andy Gabrysiak and Ryan Standfest). Jenn Paull provided the sound, with samples from Kurt Weill, Jack Hylton and His Band, Sergei Prokofiev, and Arseni Avraamov's 1922 "Symphony of Sirens." Conception by Ryan Standfest.