Kettle Logic and The Gale Maze

Shervin Zarkalam's MFA Defence
Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 10:00 AM
Room 4390 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Soft Machines: Kettle Logic and The Gale Maze is an interdisciplinary lecture-performance about death, Persian men, language and thought. A performance that attempts to use the elements of theatre in order to resist the apparatus of North American theatre production and spectatorship. The protagonist of the performance duplicates himself in order to have more hands to make the performance function more smoothly. Soft Machines uses stand-up, video projection, text (visual), documents,music and non-performativity to create an awkward encounter for its audience. A Performance without Organs that leaves the anticipation of the audience dissatisfied as it polymorphically changes the content and the style. A rhizome on the stage which allows this medley of ideas and materials to clash.  

Keywords: Soft Machines, Persian, Death, Apparatus, Interdisciplinary Performance, Performance without Organs, PwO, BwO, Rhizome

October 12, 2023