Using Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle as a template, The Way Out Is A Trap is a protracted, multi-disciplinary, obsessive record of an individual’s struggles and conclusions with self-awareness. Using video, mathematics, statistics, handwriting, sewing, card shuffling, walking and psychotherapy, TWOIAT ventures to elicit the tenets of contemporary self-motivated individualism. Begun in 2007, TWOIAT is by design, a project that most likely will not be completed within the lifetime of its creator(s). This exhibit at NSC will display what has been achieved thus far. Alongside TWOIAT, Smialekspeare will be presented. This is the world’s first and only hand-written edition of the 1623 First Folio of William Shakespeare.