Awaiting Oblivion— Temporary Solutions for surviving the dystopian future we find ourselves within at present
Co-created by Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo
Performed with Alyza Delpan-Monley and Skylar Tatro
Choreographer / Co-Director: Alice Gosti
Set Design: Estee Clifford
Lighting Design: Tristan Roberson
Sound Design: Daniel Salo
Rehearsal Assistant: Nik Hagen
Stage Manager: Alex Harding
Dramaturg: Lauren Hester-Hughes
Projections Operator: Maria Manness
Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, Awaiting Oblivion... follows the story of AO, an anonymous street artist who has tasked Tim and Jeffrey with the creation of a performance as a way to share AO’s “temporary solutions” for existing within our collapsing empire. Inspired by creative processes developed by the 60’s Fluxus art movement, each “temporary solution” is a visual/textual poem contained in a flux kit (a cigar box collaged with stenciled imagery and type written letters). We follow Tim, Jeffrey, and AO in a flurry of street art, secret messages, and performance scores in a poetic, radical fight for survival.
Awaiting Oblivion... premiered at On the Boards (Seattle) in February of 2017 and toured to the Time Based Art Festival (Portland, OR) in 2018.