Using a temperamental broadcast media green screen, this piece takes on a changing relationship to weather. Landscape painting, small talk, meteorological science and pathetic fallacy — the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things, like the weather — come together in this curious and hopeful work.
Anita Rochon set herself the challenge of creating a touring work that puts no one on tour. A local stand-in takes on the central role in a piece that draws a line between ancient weather gods and present-day conundrums.
Pathetic Fallacy is the inaugural project of Theatre Replacement’s COLLIDER residency program. A development presentation was shown at PushOFF 2018 at the Russian Hall in Vancouver. The project was presented at foldA (festival of live digital Art) in Kingston, Ontario in June 2018 and will be seen next at Darwin Festival in Darwin, Australia.
ANITA ROCHON is a performance director primarily focused on the creation of new work. She and Emelia Symington Fedy are the artistic directors of The Chop, a Vancouver-based company that has toured extensively over the past decade. The Chop has brought work has been seen at the Battersea Arts Centre, On the Boards, TBA Festival, Dublin Fringe, High Performance Rodeo, Stratford Festival, Magnetic North and beyond. Their work is known for its sophisticated experimentation with authenticity and has involved some of the finest artists throughout Canada.
Photos by Samantha Madely, Sophia Wolfe, Jordan Lloyd Watkins and Anita Rochon
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