TIM SMITH-STEWART | JEFFREY AZEVEDO
AWAITING OBLIVION— TEMPORARY SOLUTIONS FOR SURVIVING THE DYSTOPIAN FUTURE WE FIND OURSELVES WITHIN AT PRESENTFeb 23-Feb 25
$23 | 25 week of show • BUY NOW 8:00PM • Merrill Wright Mainstage
Thu – Sat | Feb 23 – 25 | 8pm
Sun | Feb 26 | 5pm
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 typewritten 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.
Tim Smith-Stewart is a Seattle-based artist who uses text as his primary medium for creating performances and installations. He has presented work at Lofi Arts Festival, On the Boards, Seattle Center Next50, Risk/Reward (PDX), and Fresh Oysters Performance Research (MSP), among others. Jeffrey Azevedo is a Seattle-based theater artist and a member of Washington Ensemble Theatre. He holds degrees in Make Believe and Electricity from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and since moving to Seattle has spent most of his time using his electrical/science/art skills to manifest public presentations of his friend Tim’s existential crisis.
Featured Collaborators: Estee Clifford, Alice Gosti, Alex Harding, Lauren Hester, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Tristan Roberson, Salo, and Skylar Tatro.
Awaiting Oblivion... is commissioned and supported through the OtB Performance Production Program.