Posted on 19 Dec 2017 in sca eventEvent


Patrick Blenkarn’s MFA Graduating Project

11 January 2018 – 13 January 2018, 8:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Students, $10 SFU Staff/Alumni/Faculty/Underemployed, $15 General


What do we do with all these books?

Books is a performance with and about books. In collaboration with four performers, director Patrick Blenkarn uses books and bodies to sculpt an encounter of ideas ― chaos, order, labour, devotion, knowledge, and consumption. Mixing the durational and the visceral, Books opens a space for the spectator to witness and experience the all-too-human attempt to pursue and preserve stories and sense.

Concept and direction by Patrick Blenkarn
Choreography by Linnea Gwiazda
Performed by Brian Postalian, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla, and Johnny Wu
Lighting by Celeste English
Projection by Milton Lim
Sound by Sam Ferguson

Content warning: nudity, strobing lights, loud music.

Tickets available online here.

Patrick Blenkarn's recent projects have explored histories of standardization, through critiques of monolingualism, nationalism, and Western philosophy. He works in variety of media including, but not limited to, theatre, artist books, and video. His writings on political theatre and art have been published in Theatre Research in Canada, Performance Matters, and Canadian Theatre Review. His work at SFU has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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4th Floor, 4210, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC