Goodnight noises everywhere

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goodnight noises everywhere consists of several performative soundwalks around Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood, exploring the question: how can vulnerability, experienced through the intersection of public space and private life, be used as a creative resource? Vulnerability is examined through bodily response to uncertain environments and circumstances: sites in the midst of change and unexpected events unfolding in public space. Tracing influence from interventionists, post-modern dance and relational aesthetics, the project connects to a lineage committed to contesting the line between art and life. By creating an unexpected dissolve between art event and life event, the soundwalks invoke a sense of vulnerability in both audience and performers that in turn creates immediacy and intimacy of experience that is unique, temporal, and, hopefully, gives rise to further creativity. This is vulnerability as creative resource, the art in the project.

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School for the Contemporary Arts - Simon Fraser University
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Project (M.F.A.)