Online-Project

Isabelle Pauwels ,000,
July 11 - September 11, 2016

Curated by Jonah Gray

Or Gallery is pleased to present a special radio play adaption of Isabelle Pauwels’ ,000, completed in 2015. The play follows two entwined characters: the formerly prominent city of New Westminster, and a disillusioned Actress Slash Dominatrix, as they struggle for legitimacy.

The first iteration of this work was presented in 2014 at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre in Troy, New York, as an immersive installation with 27 channels of audio, 9 channels of video, sculptural elements and choreographed lighting. ,000, has also been adapted into a single channel video that was recently screened as part of the DIM Cinema series at the Cinematheque.

Isabelle Pauwels is a New Westminster-based artist who uses a blend of performance and documentary realism in multimedia installations and video to explore the relationship between narrative conventions and everyday life. She won the 2009 Brink Award and was shortlisted for the 2013 Sobey Award.


Credits

Any resemblance to people & places living or dead, real or imaginary, is probably not coincidental, and sometimes deliberately inaccurate. So don’t believe any of it.

Cast:

The Actress Slash Dominatrix:
Valérie Pauwels

The Chorus of Random Dudes:
Doug Barron
Jack Shaefer
Robb Smith
Gabriel Squailia
Avery Stemple
Tim Stowell
Adam Tedesco
Evan Calder Williams

The Critics:
Doug Barron
Gabriel Squailia
Avery Stemple
Tim Stowell

The Former Emergency Planner Turned Webmaster:
Evan Calder Williams

The Girl Next Door, Down the Street, and All Over the Servers:
Emily Armstrong
Jessica Bennett
Michele Cassaro
Valérie Pauwels

The Mayor / Matthew Begbie Hanging Judge:
Robb Smith

The Stewart at Kruger’s Mill:
Adam Tedesco

V.O.:
Isabelle Pauwels

The WAGS:
Emily Armstrong
Jessica Bennett
Michele Cassaro

Music & Sound Effects:
Paul Kajander

Audio Mixing:
Todd Vos

Audio Editing:
Isabelle Pauwels

Script

The script is a blend of approx. 50% original material and 50% unoriginal material

Original material:
Isabelle Pauwels

Unoriginal material includes direct quotes, paraphrases, and deliberate misquotes from the following:

Email correspondence between Mistress Bijou Steal and prospective clients

Post-it notes for Lucky Girl (2014), a one-woman play written and performed by Valérie Pauwels

www.mssteal.com (2013)

@bijou steal

Excerpts from fetish clips used with permission of Mistress Bijou Steal and Miss Jasmine

Editing instructions, Maximus Productions

www.products.kruger.com

www.creativebc.com

The Internet

Advertisement for the GlassHouse Lofts by Aragon Properties, 2013

Robert Filiou

Eddie Russia

Grant Granger. “Heyday swag lights for Columbia costly.” The New Westminster News Leader, unknown date.

G.M. Chuck Stewart, quoted by Grant Granger. “Kruger to cut 187 jobs from its New Westminster operations.” The New Westminster News Leader, March 8 2012.

Craig Ruttle. “Another look at an ‘eyesore.’ “ The New Westminster News Leader, June 12 2013.

This work was produced through residencies at Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center / EMPAC

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