Not Sent Letters & Guests Summer Special @ Dynamo Arts Association

Saturday Night, July 15, 2017 Not Sent Letters Set Interdisciplinary Contributions
interdisciplinary works by
CLINT BURNHAM
MARGARET DRAGU & MO SIMPSON
IRWIN, INESSA & DIRK OOSTINDIE
BYRON PETERSNot Sent Letters Set by

JEREMY TODD w/
LEE HUTZULAK, DAMLA TAMER, BYRON PETERS & MARGARET DRAGU

JEREMY TODD presents a new NOT SENT LETTERS SET featuring live scoring by LEE HUTZULAK, digital projection and letters to Willing Conflators Of Spalding Gray And Jeremy Todd, The Middle Of Nowhere and Everyone Still Pretending, selected and read from the project archive by MARGARET DRAGU, BYRON PETERS & DAMLA TAMER.

 

To The Middle Of Nowhere (first letter)

To Willing Conflators Of Spalding Gray & Jeremy Todd (first letter)

To Everyone Still Pretending (first letter)

 

The first letter of the set (selected and read by Byron Peters) was not captured in the partial document above.

MARGARET DRAGU returns to NSL&G to debut A DANCER, AN ACTOR & A PERFORMANCE ARTIST WALK INTO A BAR, an exploration of how not to tell a joke and a deconstruction of the TV laugh-track, employing audience participation, embodied-collage-aktions and the projection of a silent video-poem by MO SIMPSON (utilizing moments from an all day performance exploration by DRAGU, MICHELLE LUI, DAVID MCINTOSH & EMILIO ROJAS).

 

The performance document above was prepared by Margaret Dragu.

BYRON PETERS contributes to NSL&G for the first time, debuting an audio-visual presentation from Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories, a collection of tales from the history of mathematics, global power and communication technologies. From the ‘science of revolt’ declared by Brad Werner and contextualized by Donna Haraway, the history of the algorithm from al-Khw?rizm?, Karl Marx’s mathematical manuscripts, to IBM’s present-day algorithm (cited to distinguish refugees from terrorists), these stories speculate on the make-up of technical languages and what they might become.
@ Dynamo Arts Association,
Suite 103-30 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Saturday Night, July 15, 2017.

 

Special Thanks to  DAMLA TAMER, ALISHA WENG, BEN WILSON, LEE HUTZULAK, MAX SKINNER & DYNAMO ARTS ASSOCIATION

IRWIN OOSTINDIE, INESSA BAUSTAD OOSTINDIE & DIRK OOSTINDIE contribute to NSL&G for the first time, inviting you to explore a Dutch youth’s 200km journey into hiding from Amsterdam’s Hongerwinter, his life eventually saved by Canadian soldiers on his 17th birthday, April 13, 1945. 71 years later, his 17 year-old granddaughter (and 49 year-old son) revisit his wartime story with the help of audio, archival images, social media, and video, bringing to life memory and archives for a new generation considering war and refugees.

 

Explore the website discussed in this presentation HERE.

CLINT BURNHAM, a Vancouver-based poet, novelist, theorist and critic (as well as a creator and performer of puppet shows, in collaboration with MARK LABA during the 1990s), contributes to NSL&G for the first time with a special reading of Stories for my iPad, a series of 100+ short short stories originally produced online in early 2015, appearing as png files on Clint’s since-suspended twitter account (a selection also appeared online at Joyland Magazine, and some photographs from the work were exhibited at CSA Space in 2016).
The Evening In Pictures:
Waiting for the programme to start… Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng.


A still from the projected gif collage sequence during the Not Sent Letters Set.
Irwin, Inessa & Dirk Oostindie are about to begin. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Clint Burnham reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Byron Peters presenting. Photo by Alisha Weng.


Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Byron Peters reads as Lee Hutzulak performs a score. Photo by Alisha Weng. Clint Burnham reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
A still from the projected gif collage sequence during Byron Peter’s presentation from Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories.
Margaret Dragu patiently tolerates Jeremy Todd’s unsolicited pontificating — AGAIN. Photo by Alisha Weng.
A screen capture from the digital short within A DANCER, AN ACTOR & A PERFORMANCE ARTIST WALK INTO A BAR.
Damla Tamer reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Dirk Oostindie speaks while his granddaughter Inessa holds the mic. Photo by Alisha Weng. The image projected during the first of three readings by Clint Burnham.
Byron Peters presenting. Photo by Alisha Weng.


Photo by Alisha Weng.
A still from the projected gif collage sequence during the Not Sent Letters Set.
Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng.


Lee Hutzulak performs a score. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Clint Burnham reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
A still from the projected gif collage sequence during Byron Peter’s presentation from Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng. A still from the projected gif collage sequence during the Not Sent Letters Set.
Irwin Oostindie presents. Photo by Alisha Weng.

 

The image projected during the second of three readings by Clint Burnham.
Byron Peters begins. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Photo by Alisha Weng.
A screen capture from the digital short within A DANCER, AN ACTOR & A PERFORMANCE ARTIST WALK INTO A BAR.
Margaret Dragu reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Clint Burnham reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.


A still from the projected gif collage sequence during Byron Peter’s presentation from Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories.


Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Byron Peters reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Inessa Oostindie holds the mic for her grandfather Dirk. Photo by Alisha Weng.
The image projected during the third of three readings by Clint Burnham.
A still from the projected gif collage sequence during Byron Peter’s presentation from Anti-Racist Mathematics & Other Stories.
A screen capture from the digital short within A DANCER, AN ACTOR & A PERFORMANCE ARTIST WALK INTO A BAR.
Damla Tamer reads as Lee Hutzulak performs a score. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu performs. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Irwin, Inessa & Dirk Oostindie begin. Photo by Alisha Weng.
Margaret Dragu reads. Photo by Alisha Weng.