ceci n’est pas une pipe

Went to see Chad Van Gaalen at Truck last night.

Liked in particular a series of drawings he did with school children, having them draw for a certain period of time, and then pass on incomplete drawings to the next child to add to for a few rounds, kind of like the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, except that each kid can see what the kid before did, and can add on anywhere. The results were extraordinary, all these creatures and bits of creatures– really outlandish and strange. I think kids, collectively, are an open pipe to the unconscious.

Speaking of pipes, afterwards we stumbled into the tear down of an event put on by Performances in Peculiar Environments at level P1of the parkade at the Epcor Centre. We’d missed the show entirely. Felt like the end of a mysterious party in a nuclear fallout shelter.

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