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10/2 Code Switching theater

Posted by novoscene on October 2, 2008

In case politics isn’t your bag and tonight’s knock down drag out Rumble in the VP Jungle doesn’t get you all hot and bothered, how about heading over to The Lab for an evening of experimental theater and performance as part of Code Switchers, the current exhibition of dealing with issues of cultural complexity, multiple allegiances, and hybrid form.

Pieces of Nine by Mark Edwards and Dylan Latimer
A journey into and back from the spirit world, it is a multi-lingual human/machine-translated performance, making use of the internet as a stage. The piece confronts the network as the new location of human emotion and being. Mark Edwards is a musician, artist, media nerd, and art worker, living in San Francisco. His recent work has been featured at Lobot, The LAB, Headlands Center for the Arts and SFMOMA (in collaboration with Jeff Ray), and numerous performance venues in the Bay Area and abroad. Dylan Latimer is a writer living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

My Egaugnal by Aygul Idiyatullina
This experimental video investigates a longing to find balance between three languages that the artist uses in everyday life: Tatar, Russian, and English. Like three separate worlds, these languages are associated with different people, emotions, and state of mind. My Egaugnal explores the personal and emotional relationships Idiyatullina has to each language, and how the artist’s identity is shaped through those connections.

SL Morse – No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre
Masterminded by drummer/conceptual artist, Sarah Lockhart, SL Morse translates literary works into music via morse code, resulting in a performance focused on both interpreting the literary text and creating aesthetically interesting music. “No Exit” features Lockhart on drums with Aurora Josephson (voice) and Suki O’Kane (pitched percussion), and contends with the play’s premise of three individuals condemned to hell, to be eternally emotionally tortured by the others, as well as the thematic elements of rejection and the unquenchable desire for revenge.

Code-Switchers
$5 – $15 sliding scale admission
8:30pm
The LAB
2948 16th Street at Capp, San Francisco
http://www.thelab.org

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