Odditorio | A Performative Installation 2019

Iteration 3 | Canadian Premiere

Scenofest, World Stage Design 2022

Troy Hourie Installation Artist | Creator

enVide neFelibata Oddity Doll | Puppet Artisan

Andrew Gaboury Clown | Movement Specialist

Ryan Ahlers Composer | Sound Artist

Constantinos Soutos Media Technician

Ben Rosenberg Media and Soundscape Associate

Special thanks to Teatro e Marionetas de Mandrágora

Artistic Directors: Clara Ribeiro, Filipa Mesquita and enVide neFelibata

Freaks | A Performative Installation has been renamed Odditorio | A Performative Installation to fully represent the integration of new methods of creating music and sound to the existing artwork.

This iteration began with a collaboration with Ryan Ahlers to  create a new musical instrument assemblage to replace the antique piano during the summer of 2021. This additional cabinet of wonder contained a large number of found instruments, an adaptation of a hurdy gurdy and a resonator pipe box found in many organs in the middle of carousels. A second workshop occured in June 2022 to begin to build a new soundscape providing specific sounds and melodies played on the assemblage and modified with computer software to distort and amplify these musical moments. The art installation now contains four fully realized cabinets, one for music and the other for the three characters of the oddity dolls.  This also meant that we have restaged the performative element as the soundscape is devised through the staging of animation of the space by the artist.

This iteration is to be featured in Scenofest at World Stage Design in Calgary in August 2022. This is an international event that brings together artists from around the globe to attend performances, exhibits and workshops with their peers.

Ryan Ahlers and Ben Rosenberg, recent graduates of the Theatre Studies program of the University of Guelph are new collaborators.

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