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Mother May I...get eaten by piranhas?

Feb 1, 2011


Mother, may I...? is an interactive sound installation by Kate Vrijmoet. It focuses on issues of permission and boundary violation, and requires visitors to provoke, with every footfall, a torrent of harshly whispered questions, merely for entering the room. Visitors may try to discern the origin of the whispers, which arise from a source not easily located. There is a way for visitors to stop the whispering, but it will take them a very long time to work it out.

Visitors who have personal issues with being talked about, in a hissing way, or with being sharply admonished for doing nothing very bad, should probably stay out.

Visitors able to set those issues aside for a time will explore such questions as: What happens when the rules aren't immediately apparent? What, and where, is the art? And, do you helplessly violate boundaries, somewhere, with every breath you take?


Thursday, February 3, 2011 5-9 PM
Friday Feb. 4, 12-2:30 PM
Tashiro Kaplan Building #107
Kate Vrijmoet Artist's Studio
306 S. Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Technical support provided by Ian Page-Echols v8media
Audio support provided by David Guillbault
Art fabrication by Thomas York
Voices by:
Valerie Collymore
Ingrid Lahti
Barbera Noonan
Carla Panescu-Reich
Ed Skoog
John Vrijmoet
Kate Vrijmoet
Thomas York

Category: 1st Thursday

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