The thirteenth annual edition of Spatial Poetics, a series of curated performances pairing artists from different disciplines in collaboration, was just presented at The Western Front. My review is up on VANDOCUMENT. Check it out.
Posts Tagged 'art'
Tags: art, Back Gallery Project, Ben Skinnr, colour, Monica Reyes, VANDOCUMENT, word-play
Tags: Alone Together, Anton Lipovetsky, art, Arts Club, civic obligation, community, culture, Jenn Griffin, Margo Kane, participation, Public Square, Revue Stage, SFU, showing-up, Simon Fraser University, The Unplugging, theater, theatre, Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, Woody Allen, Yvette Nolan
Show-up, people. Just fucking-show-up.
Tonight, Yoo-Mi and I were privileged to attend a performance of Yvette Nolan’s smart, gripping new work, The Unplugging, at The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Revue Stage. The play, set in post-apocalyptic Canada, explores the emotional need for community, the compulsion to generosity, and the go-to sustainability of traditional ways of living. It also illustrates the dangerous ways in which these virtues are challenged by the venality of a culture that has convinced itself that survival is a zero-sum game. The dialogue is tight, the production simple, direct, and effective, and the acting (by Jenn Griffin, Margo Kane, and Anton Lipovetsky) stunningly superb. By all rights, the 198-seat theater should have been packed.
Instead, there were twenty of us comprising the audience.
Tags: art, Blue Panet, envirnoment, frog, Jennifer Sohn, plastic, soda bottle, SOMAarts, textile, Toxic habits, toxicity
It’s fun having brilliant friends; and all-the-more-so to have brilliant friends who can express their brilliance through talent. Jennifer Sohn is one of those special people.
This evening I was lucky to attend an art exhibition at SOMAarts Cultural Center, called “Blue Planet”. The show was the demonstrative element in a week-long conference dedicated to the ways in which art enhances our understanding and appreciation of the environment, and inspires activism on behalf of the ecological systems impacted by human activity. Jen’s latest work, Toxic Habits, a portion of which is pictured above, was featured in the exhibition.