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Continuing our collaboration with SAAG‘s Bletcher Reading Hour, the latest ASTeRIX Gathering+ event brings together scholar-artists focused on nascent concepts and works in progress. Mia van Leeuwen invites D. Andrew Stewart, Annie Martin and Ekida Laurie into a performance-research process that explores the ‘life and death’ of objects through sound, movement, ritual, costume and photography.
This event builds on the readings and discussion from our last Gathering+ event in October, but no previous knowledge or preparation is required to attend – all are welcome! However, you may contact email@example.com for copies of the previous readings if you are interested. Please join us for this free event on March 5, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the SAAG (601 3rd Ave South).
6:00-6:45 pm: Context provided for performance research with reference to Bletcher Readings (from Oct 17); open for discussion.
6:45-7:15 pm: Performance-research demo How to Raise a Ghost? (haunting 1.3)
7:15-8:00pm: Open discussion and conversation
ASTeRIX Gathering+ events are an informal and conversational opportunity to talk about research-creation, encouraging interaction among colleagues from different fields and disciplines, and to discuss nascent concepts and works-in-progress in a more casual off-campus atmosphere. ASTeRIX (Art, Sound, Technology Research Intersections) Centre for Research-Creation supports the research and creation of objects, narratives, and experiences that investigate the intersections of the arts and technology.
Ekida Laurie studied dance at Kyung Hee University in Korea and then went to the Netherlands to dance with the NDT 1 company. She has performed and presented her choreographic work on various stages around the world, including Korea, Japan, Belgium, England, Canada and the USA.
Annie Martin’s practice moves between audio installation, drawing, painting, textiles, performance and video. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada, and also internationally.
D. Andrew Stewart is a composer, pianist and digital musical instrumentalist. A convergence of acoustic and electroacoustic instrumental praxis is at the centre of Stewart’s oeuvre. His music is dedicated to exploring composition and performance for new interfaces for musical expression by adapting and evolving traditional praxis.
Mia van Leeuwen practices the body of performance to explore wide-ranging themes, playfully blurring the lines between theatre and visual art. Altering perspective, baring process, queering, unsettling, combining different forms, making strange, fragmenting time, and juxtaposing imagery, are actions that inform the making of her various projects.
Julia Wasilewski is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge as well as a Lethbridge-based costume, set, and lighting designer. Julia’s practice embraces the intersection between traditional design conventions and contemporary renewable approaches in an effort to embrace sustainable theatre-making.