Part reading circle, part documentary, and part handmade art object created from the ruins of an Oxford Dictionary, Soliloquy in English is a book for multiple voices about the language that connects them.
In each performance, Vancouver-based artist Patrick Blenkarn invites a small group of readers to participate in reading the book out loud, passing it from hand to hand and voice to voice. In doing so, the readers bring to life a collage of stories—interviews with the artist's friends, family, and mentors—about what it means to share and live in the English language today—the dreams it makes possible and the marks it can leave behind. Soliloquy in English is Blenkarn’s attempt to pull this lingua franca back upon itself, to get us talking about how we are talking.
We asked Milton Lim five questions about his new piece okay.odd., which premieres at the rEvolver Festival May 12 - 21, 2016 at the Cultch. Milton is also an artistic associate at Theatre Conspiracy.
Based on the tenets of concentration, mindfulness, and visualization, okay.odd. is a multimedia meditation session that guides you through a stream of consciousness. It traverses the space between thought and perception; knowing and unknowing; real and imagined; proximal and tangential.
To kick-off AN EVENING WITH FOND OF TIGERS at Club PuSh (Jan. 28, Fox Cabaret), the band has selected several short films by American filmmaker COLIN GARCIA. We spoke with Colin about his films and involvement with Fond of Tigers.