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The information is in the flesh: An interview with Jessica Jobaris Mar 2, 2017

“I’m really into disruption.”

I knew the moment Jessica Jobaris said these words to me in a big-windowed café in Fremont on a bright winter day, I could trust her. And that once this critical relationship was established ꟷ trust between the artist and the observer/participant (and in this case, interviewer) ꟷ I could look openly into her experiences and therefore also into my own. I could learn from and be moved by her.

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Temporary solutions—an addendum Feb 27, 2017

Who needs sci-fi and horror movies when the dystopia is happening right before your very eyes?

I keep thinking this throughout Awaiting Oblivion. I don’t need to say how apt the show is given the current political climate in this country. I’ve been seeing a lot of folks making the comparison between this new hunger for resistance movements and fictitious entities like Dumbledore’s Army in Harry Potter or the folks in The Hunger Games.

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REVIEW: Art, crime and survival: ‘Awaiting Oblivion’ seeks hope in hopelessness Feb 27, 2017

Originally published February 18, 2017 at 8:00 am
Updated February 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

By Brendan Kiley
Seattle Times staff writer

After his arrest at Occupy Seattle, a local actor and youth homelessness worker corresponded with “AO” — a mysterious graffiti/street artist or artists who mailed him art-based “temporary solutions” to stave off despair. The result, “Awaiting Oblivion,” opens at On the Boards.

“The first step in resistance: Don’t kill yourself.”

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Awaiting Oblivion - Performance Review Feb 27, 2017

            An indicator species is a plant or animal sensitive to changes in the environment. Biologists track these species to monitor ecosystems for adversity, studying them so as to be alert to conditions like disease or contamination.

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A conversation with Tim Smith Stewart Feb 9, 2017

I confess I like meeting new people though I’m socially awkward and shy. Talking with Tim Smith-Stewart it becomes apparent almost immediately that he’s smart, but not pushy about his knowledge. His natural ability to facilitate shared space made the conversation easy, and he revealed himself as a moral and thorough thinker.

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Oil Pressure Vibrator Jan 30, 2017

What liberty might we know if could collapse the duality of gender? Geumhyung Jeong’s hour-long exploration on this theme gives us Oil Pressure Vibrator. I am sure you will leave asking questions, or wishing that you could sit down with the artist or spend some time with her.

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BY HEART: Trailer Jan 4, 2017

In By Heart, Portuguese playwright and actor Tiago Rodrigues teaches a poem to 10 people.

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