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Labour—Consumption—Worship. Books is a stage performance with and about bodies and books. In collaboration with 4 performers and 500 books, director Patrick Blenkarn blends durational performance with a theatre of images in an attempt to crack open our cultural devotion to books. Completely non-verbal, Books creates a space for reading the body and the book as intertwined in a long and layered history.

Concept and direction by Patrick Blenkarn
Choreography by Linnea Gwiazda
Performed by Brian Postalian, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla & Johnny Wu
Lighting by Celeste English
Projection by Milton Lim
Sound by Sam Ferguson

First performed at Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, January 11-13, 2018.
Work in progress presentations took place at the PuSh Youth Assembly and On the Boards’ Open Studio program.