How can objects trigger performative storytelling and art making? How do artifacts become emblems of lives lived? At Value Village, objects hang in plastic bags for the standard price of $2.99. I have collected those that are ‘bursting’ with potential narratives. The bags that hold the objects, together with the spirit that holds the improvisations, remind us of the interconnected nature of our lives and the importance of relational existence.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Quest University Canada, MPR
Artist Kathryn Ricketts has been working for the past 35 years in the fields of dance, theatre and visual arts, performing and teaching throughout Europe, South America, Africa, Australia and Canada. Her work in studios, galleries, theatres and environmental sites focuses on social /political issues with dance, theatre, text and visual art as the languages. Her Doctoral research furthered this into areas of literacy, embodiment and cultural studies with a method she has coined, Embodied Poetic Narrative. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina as the chair of the Dance area. She runs The Listening Lab, a visual and performing arts ‘incubator’ and presents exhibitions and performances in her loft in the John Deere Tractor Building.