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May 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
presents Alexis O’Hara’s
OUFF is an onomatopoeia, the heaviest of sighs.
Comprised of scripted and extemporaneous speech, live vocal processing, video installation and inflatable costumes and set, OUFF explores the experience of a solo female negotiating the fraught terrain of showing up to make a show, on a backdrop of commodity-crazed neo-liberalism, the irrefutable need to address white privilege and the waning power that the process of aging brings about in a youth-obsessed culture in which the space between “emerging” and “established” is a black hole.
OUFF is a solo, with interruptions. The production team intervenes as assistants and interlopers, abetting and poking holes in the soloist’s discourse. The costume, with its potential to serve the performer, mutates to disrupt the diva’s movements. The set threatens to take over as the performer continues to sing for her supper. The colour scheme is an examination of the false equivalency of whiteness, at times a rich-lady blonde, other times, the sick beige of a dirty bandage, a saggy fake-tan ecru or a tipsy old rosé.
May 6 at 7:00 pm
May 7, 9, 10 at 8:00 pm
$18.50 – $33.50
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