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Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut


The good folks at Theatre Replacement (they brought us the wonderful Sexual Practices of the Japanese a few years back) have a new show that will be playing in Vancouver and Toronto.

In the summer of 2005, James Long found a collection of 7 photo albums and travel journals in an alley near his East Vancouver home. The collection, complete with detailed captions and letters, documents a family’s history between 1950 and 1987, and includes everything from birth notices to a full eulogy to the archivist’s Pomeranian, Mandy. A team of collaborators went in search of the origins of these books in the fall of 2007 and ran into, among many things, questions surrounding the legality and morality of working with found materials. What started as a simple trip to the country carried the creators on narrative jags across propriety, oceans, and beyond.
A Theatre Replacement / Rumble co-production
Created by Cande Andrade, Owen Belton, Camille Gingras, Craig Hall, James Long, Anita Rochon, Jonathan Ryder and Maiko Bae Yamamoto

Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2008
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
a PuSh Festival Presentation

PLEASE NOTE – Due to unforeseen issues with their call centre provider, Tickets Tonight has a new telephone number for ticket purchases. Tickets Tonight: 604.631.2872

March 6 – 9, 2008
The Theatre Centre, Toronto, ON

a Free Fall Festival Presentation

Vancouver Ticket Information:
Tues – Sat, 9pm
Sat and Sun, 4pm
2-for 1-preview: Jan 29 2-for-1
Matinee & Talkback: Feb 2
Tickets: $28/22 _Tickets and See Seven pass holder reservations through Tickets Tonight: 604.631.2872,

Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut:
A discussion on Found Photography with Faith Moosang
Saturday February 2nd, 2:30 pm

If you plan on attending Clark and I on Saturday February 2nd, come early and join us for a preshow talk by Faith Moosang. Faith will be speaking about the act of collecting vernacular photography and the myriad reasons why one might be obsessed by such a fruitless endeavour. This talk is held in conjunction with Geist Magazine’s year long Memory Festival.

Faith Moosang is a photographic artist who lives and works in Vancouver. She received her BFA from Emily Carr and her MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Her work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in both Canada and Europe. She is also a curator and researcher of photography and has just completed curating an exhibition from a series of glass plate negative portraits from the early 20th century.

Moosang has a large collection of vernacular photography that she has amassed during the past twenty years. This collection includes photo albums numbering in the hundreds, numerous home movies, slide collections and other ephemera related to the domestic sphere and the remembrance of family. She is currently creating a body of work from one of the slide collections created by an unknown tourist who visited Hearst Castle in the 1960s. This work, supported by the Canada Council, is about the empire of media, dirty money and the amassing of classical statuary.

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