On October 4th, we were invited to be part of Urbanspace’s The Shape and Form of the Future, an installation at site 68 (401 Richmond) during Nuit Blanche. Shape and Form was all about getting an audience to play and the importance of play in our artistic practice.
ON AND ON AND ON was designed to be a drop-in, all-night, indoor campfire where people were invited to sit around and tell us a story in whatever way they knew how. We offered a pianist, a guitarist, percussion, sharpies and paper, some dancers and actors to help bring these stories to life. We even had Nicole Ratjen participating via twitter all the way in Berlin; every now and then she’d send photos of landmarks and ideas from another time zone.
Our overarching question for the night was, How do you tell a story to a room full of strangers? With our answer being, We’ll help you.
We ensured a steady group of artists to be present throughout the night, to keep the improvisation moving and to keep the dynamic shifting as new artists and new audience came in.
Core Artists: Andrew Gaboury, Rob Schuyler, Nicole Ratjen, Jeff Giles, Alexi Pedenault
Contributing Artists: Christian Quaresma, Evan Harkai, Oliver Georgiou, Thomas McKechnie, Jesse Byiers, Kitty Orsten, Damian Norman, Kallee Lins, Colleen Snell
Click here to view all the stories offered during the night.