By Breanna Barrington
Approximate Runtime: 90 minutes
Location: Backstage Alley Garbage Enclosure – Meet at the Found Grounds and follow signage.
Set in a garbage enclosure behind the Arts Barns, Dig incorporates found and organic materials from the Reuse Centre, back alleys, the River Valley, and an abandoned beaver dam; telling tales of the climate crisis and the time we are living in, reflected through trash.
From the artist:
Viewers are invited to use this as an opportunity to lighten their load. Pluck something from your past and leave it with me, something that is no longer serving you in this world, something that you would like to send off to the next chapter of its life. Each offering becomes part of the collective story of a time we are all living through. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
HOW TO ENJOY DIG:
Thursday July 7 from 8:00pm-10:00pm and Friday July 8 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Dig‘s creator, Breanna Barrington, will be present at the performance location accepting contributions of clean, no-longer-usable things to add to the pile. Viewers are invited to contribute objects to the mound, or take away from it (no rotten or dangerous materials, please). Objects can be anything from pop cans, to broken alarm clocks, to a bag of grass clippings. Breanna will be using these materials to create a zine which will be available in a mini library made out of a microwave.
Saturday, July 9 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
There will be a performance activating the site with a 90-minute runtime. This performance is not ticketed, audience members are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to 2:00pm and enjoy the performance.
Sunday, July 10 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
You are invited to bring your own receptacle and take as much dirt from the site as you would like for your garden.