Friday, February 29, 2008

Drollic Dream

imaginative critical if theater

- See: Image

:: note :: ... Drollic Dream... a flickr toy ...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

double dialogues

"We can interact.

We can be performative.

We can create.

Our meanings are full ... 'of sound and fury' or full of hot air.

We can breathe life into our meanings.

Meanings inspire; eventually they expire.

We can exchange meanings.

We can engage in the Dialogue and the circulation of meanings:

floating meanings;

bouncing to and from the audience;

bouncing from and to the screen."


(Double Dialogues: Issue Seven, Winter 2007 On Space : (falling into) the space between the screen and the audience | Stephen Goddard)

- See: Theater
Journal

:: note :: ... tentatively enter a conversation on distance in the theater: the aesthetics of audience response ...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Highway's Dilemma

"... There's this attitude out there that only native actors can play native roles. But acting - the verb "to act" - means to pretend to be who you are not, so I don't believe in that idea that you have to be a native to play one. Look at [playwright] Morris Panych - and I don't want to say a word against him, because I adore the man - but what if someone were to come up to him and say, "You're only allowed to work with Polish actors?" He wouldn't have much of a career. If someone were to go up to Atom Egoyan and say, "You can work only with Armenian actors," his career would die tomorrow. There's a very real danger of that happening with native writers. And the older I get, the less interested I become in immersing myself in that problem."(Journey man
The nomadic Tomson Highway talks about writing the first Cree opera
By Martin Morrow,CBCNews.ca
)

- See: Artists
- See: Theater

:: note :: ... certainly not a new dilemma but wish to mark it once again ...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Ten Cubed Gallery

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- See: Image
Gallery
Artists


:: note :: ... entered the Ten Cubed Gallery to visit the works of Chris Ashley ... although love the idea of Second Life the virtual gallery fails to create or enrich ... launched by the real world gallery Haydn Shaughnessy Gallery for Innovative Contemporary Artists the traditional web pages give all of the works more vibrancy ... second life feels very secondary ... granted there is the walking a gallery & a spatial effect ... perhaps i need more practice and better equipment ... still second life with the ability to fly and teleport demands fresh new ways of viewing ... would love to fly around works ...