ABOUT: 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.
ARTISTIC TEAM: 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
DATES: 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.