Llorando/Crying @ Bestway Studio, Vancouver

@ Bestway Studio (21 E. Pender St., Vancouver)
Friday Night, April 9th, 8pm SHARP - Admission by Donation

You & Your Friends are invited to an evening of interdisciplinary performance works by Dennis Bolen & Soressa Gardner (w/ Clancy Dennehey), Natalie Doonan (w/ Guadalupe Martinez), Heidi Nagtegaal & Neal Rockwell, Pink Island (Lee Hutzulak, Dave Leith & Madoka Hara) & No Hitting (Jennifer Clarke, Anne Cooper & Caroline Liffman), Casey Wei, and Jeremy Todd (w/ Graham Meisner).

NOT SENT LETTERS & GUESTS forms public constellations of durational practice uninhibited by the realpolitik conditions of contemporary art as a professional sphere. Artist Jeremy Todd organizes each event as an extension of his continuous "Not Sent Letters" project (see below). The interrelatedness of art, society and everyday life is critically explored amongst a diverse plurality of artists and publics.

NATALIE DOONAN (a Vancouver-based artist interested in the possibilities and problems of communication, collaboration, public space, pedagogy and play) presents a new work entitled Llorando/ Crying, in which she attempts the impossible, heartrending feat of closing the chasm between you and I, through Rebekah del Rio’s Spanish rendition of Roy Orbison’s 1961 ballad. In this vocal performance, Guadalupe Martinez — a multidisciplinary Argentine artist based in Vancouver, joins her. Through her work, Martinez reflects on the various conflicts, dynamics and negotiations related to identity, gender and culture.