100 Colorado Creatives: Adam Stone
#50: Adam Stone
UPDATE: Adam Stone is raising money for his 2015 projects with a campaign on Indiegogo. The artist hopes to bring in $9,000, which would help pay for both his own works as well as collaborations with Buntport Theater and others.
It's not out of line to think of Adam Stone as Buntport Theater's fifth Beatle. But even the members of Buntport's close-knit company saw that their some-time collaborator, a keen sound artist (as The Indestructible North) and multimedia genius who's given new music and shape to four of their original plays, had work to do of his own. In February, Buntport announced that it would enter a free-form alliance with Stone, who would produce four shows this season at Buntport under the moniker of Screw Tooth.
See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Matthew Hunzeker
A random moment from Adam Stone's "Some Kind of Fun."
From all indications, Screw Tooth's first independent show -- Some Kind of Fun, which opens Friday, August 30 -- won't be quite like anything an audience has seen before, at Buntport or anywhere else. That made us even more curious about this creative adventurer, whose primary occupation is "making stuff." We invited Stone to tackle our 100CC questionnaire; read on for a peek into the stuff in his mind.
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Adam Stone: I'd like to organize a three-way collaboration between myself, John (author of the book of Revelation), and Michael Bay on an apocalyptic metal-opera. I love to see big things hitting other big things (hence Michael Bay) and John would bring a world of creatures more terrifying than anything modern horror has yet to offer.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
I'm just going to list them, because there are too many to go into details about each. People are making things all the time and everywhere, and I'm excited by so much of it.
Death Grips, Le Dernier Cri (Pakito Bolino, Caroline Sury, Sam Rictus, and more), Brian Chippendale, Gottfried Helnwein, Olivier de Sagazan, David Shrigley, Tom Philips, Michael Robinson, Katharina Grosse, Zak Smith, Kvelertak, Jake and Dinos Chapman, The Chariot, Peeping Tom, Die Antwoord, Roger Ballen, Crispin Glover, SLOTHRUST, Young Jean Lee, Martin McDonough, and -- holy shit -- this list doesn't begin to cover a fraction of the people in the world making things that excite me.
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