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Patrick Blenkarn on "Soliloquy in English"

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.

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