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A User’s Guide to Authenticity Is a Feeling

April 17 @ 8:00 pm

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By: Jacob Wren / PME-Art
Produced by: PME- Art (Montréal)
Costume Design by: Claudia Fancello
Starring: Jacob Wren

To celebrate twenty years of PME-ART, co-artistic director Jacob Wren wrote a book entitled “Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART”, a compelling hybrid of history, memoir and performance theory. But books about performance never feel like enough on their own. Addressing performance requires performance. Therefore we also created A User’s Guide to Authenticity is a Feeling. An artist talk turned inside out, a performance asking: why do we do it, why do we continue to believe so stubbornly in the fragile but essential act of “being yourself in a performance situation,” and how do we continue to hope against hope that our destabilizing tangle of art and politics might still, in some small way, change the world. The show also documents the reactions of PME-ART’s past and current collaborators. What they agreed with and what they found unfair, demonstrating that collaborative dynamics are always complex.

Pour les vingt ans de PME-ART, Jacob Wren a écrit un livre dont le titre est « Authenticity Is a Feeling: My Life In PME-ART ». Il s’agit d’un captivant mélange d’histoire, de mémoire et de théorie de la performance. Mais il manque toujours quelque chose aux livres sur la performance, car la performance appelle la performance. C’est pourquoi nous avons créé une œuvre d’accompagnement, une sorte de conférence d’artiste sens dessus dessous qui révèle pourquoi nous continuons à croire avec entêtement à l’acte fragile et essentiel de « demeurer soi-même en situation de performance » et d’espérer que cet alliage déstabilisant d’art et de politique puisse encore changer le monde. La performance documente les réactions de collaborateurs et collaboratrices présentes et passées de PME-ART au récit de Jacob Wren. En accord ou non avec lui, leurs impressions et sentiments exposent des dynamiques de partage toujours complexes.

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Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://lachapelle.org/en/schedule/a-users-guide-to-authenticity-is-a-feeling

Venue

Théâtre La Chapelle
3700 Saint-Dominique St
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2X7 Canada
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Phone:
(514) 843-7738
Website:
http://lachapelle.org/en

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://lachapelle.org/en/schedule/a-users-guide-to-authenticity-is-a-feeling

Venue

Théâtre La Chapelle
3700 Saint-Dominique St
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2X7 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
(514) 843-7738
Website:
http://lachapelle.org/en