Hosted by Misha Glouberman
January 30, 2011, 7pm
Performance Works, Granville Island
Presented with Theatre Conspiracy
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A lecture series praised for its “eccentricity and do–it–yourself inventiveness” (The New Yorker), Trampoline Hall‘s wide–ranging subjects are brought together under one common directive: none of the lecturers are experts on their subject. A smashing success at Club PuSh 2009, Trampoline Hall returns by popular demand with acclaimed host Misha Glouberman. This year features Blim’s Yuriko Iga on ‘Liking Things’, musician Nick Krgovich on ‘Extreme Sports’, and artist Althea Thauberger on ‘Bruce Willis’. Be sure to stick around for the lively Q&A.
“We love it” – The Village Voice
HOST – MISHA GLOUBERMAN
Misha Glouberman is the host of the Trampoline Hall Lecuture series. He also runs a series of participatory improvised sound events called Terrible Noises for Beautiful People, and facilitates highly participatory conferences. His upcoming book, with Trampoline Hall collaborator Sheila Heti, The Chairs are Where the People Go, is scheduled to be published by Faber and Faber in the summer of 2011.
LECTURER – YURIKO IGA
TOPIC – LIKING THINGS
Yuriko Iga was born in Winnipeg and raised in Calgary with Japanese parentage. Her experience of the traditional Japanese house and family, combined with her work in the post-modernist art field, have led her toward a broadened conception of art as the creation of installation or social space always ignoring the boundary between art, multi-media, design, and life. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Yuriko’s many artistic endeavours include running a cafe/gallery in Calgary called Kisaten from 1994-1996; working with the collective Colours for Industry on a multi-media dance piece called Microluft ; and curating a music event called Squibb. Now based out of Vancouver, Yuriko’s recent project is called Blim. Blim Art Facility is a Community Based Art Resource Center which facilitates screen-printing, button making, drawing, knitting, local experimental audio, film screenings, animation, video, dance, spoken word, visual art, creative workshops, and crafts in the independent field. Blim has been active for 7 years.
LECTURER – NICK KRGOVICH
TOPIC – EXTREME SPORTS
Nick Krgovich is a Vancouver-based songwriter and musician. His current musical project No Kids released their critically acclaimed debut, Come Into My House, on German imprint Tomlab in 2008, which was then followed by many tours of North America and Europe with the likes of Dirty Projectors, Mount Eerie and Mirah. His previous work as the principle songwriter in the chamber pop group P:ano has led to wildly varied musical explorations such as, creating Phil Spector-style pop with recording project GIGI, covering Sade’s Lovers Rock album in its entirety and writing a one-act prison musical for the 2009 PuSh Festival. This year will see the release of the second No Kids record, a deepened interest in Soviet watches from the 1940s-60s and a base jumping trip to Yosemite. This is his first lecture at Trampoline Hall.
LECTURER – ALTHEA THAUBERGER
TOPIC – BRUCE WILLIS
Artist Althea Thauberger was born in Saskatoon, obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Concordia University, and went on to complete her Master in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria. Thauberger often selects nonprofessional actors to participate in her work and allows them to express themselves freely in terms of their actions, gestures and dress while she determines the locations, participants and script. Thematically, Thauberger’s practice frequently focuses on adolescence and is concerned with notions of self-expression and individualism in contemporary culture. Music figures prominently in some of Thauberger’s video work featuring young women, a blend of hippie-folk and angry girl ballads, as a means of expressing deeply personal and sometimes angst-ridden emotions. The heartfelt musical performances in Thauberger’s work, operatic in nature, create a tension in between honesty and theatricality.