2019/03/11

Hello Internet;

March Break is over and I was not prepared for early mornings again, I parked the truck in the driveway, plopped down on the couch and did the usual. Facebook. I scrolled through my Facebook feed and found a surprising little gem. Solo Chicken Productions Coop residency at the provincial archives building.

Earlier in the winter, students of St. Thomas University join forces with Solo Chicken members to create a physical theatre work using documentation found in the archives. This was a first-time residency for the archive building. I was a university student once upon a time, (not that long ago) and I remember not being allowed to take more than a pencil into the building, let alone climb on furniture.

Solo Chicken Productions

Solo Chicken Productions

So the video recap is floating around my Facebook now, and it reminded me how much I loved the microfilm room. Shelves and shelves of yellow and white tiny boxes in neat varnished shelves with three isles. I remember thinking that it was a shame that photographers haven't used the space, and how brave the archives were being for letting the performers in there.

here is a link to the recap. Enjoy!

http://www.solochickenproductions.com/artist-in-residencies

-Laura-Beth Bird