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Salvage Vanguard Theater - NOT A SAD TALE

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.

Not A Sad Tale is a story of creation gone awry. Its creator – simultaneously the author and the character – is visual artist Yuliya Lanina. Known for her animations and mechanical sculptures, this is the first time Lanina steps inside one of her creations, literally and figuratively, to reveal a fantastical micro-realm in the process of being made. Progress is slow, the resulting beauty is ephemeral, and the wicked forces of obstruction thwart her every step.

The animation and Lanina’s live performance are synchronized with original music by the award-winning Russian avant-garde composer, Vladimir Rannev. The electroacoustic track mixes fixed media with sounds that the performer manipulates in real time entirely with her breathing. Going beyond mere accompaniment, the music serves as a primary voice in the narrative and its unfolding.

The presentation blurs the line between on-stage reality and its sublimation on screen, as the artist shapes her art “in her own image”, endowing it with all her strengths and her flaws. Taking a cue from Lanina’s previous work, the animation features characters with a mismatch of misshapen body parts both animal and human. They rejoice in the brief moment of their existence, while their creator remains, in James Joyce’s words, “within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork.”

PerksYou will be able to stay and watch the show at 7PM once everyone is seated. The show's running time is 20 min.

You will receive a vintage Fusebox Festival t-shirt, and an official volunteer wristband
CausesArts & Culture Community
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Location: Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 E Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, United States

Shifts (2)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
Start: Thu, Apr 07 3:45pm
End: Thu, Apr 07 7:00pm
Assisting the box office manager Rachel Long. Duties include welcoming patrons, assisting with the door list, and general front of house duties.
From 4-6 you will help monitor the Magnetrosphere exhibit by Mathew Steinke after a brief training session with Annie Bradley McCall from 3:45-4..
After everyone is seated for the 7PM show you are welcome watch the show. The show runs for 20 mins.Please wear your Fusebox tshirt and find Rachel, 512-653-8785 upon arrival.
Start: Thu, Apr 07 6:00pm
End: Thu, Apr 07 7:00pm
You will help sell beverages pre-show, handle money, and reconcile the bank.
Please wear your Fusebox tshirt and find Rachel Long, 512-653-8785, the box office manager upon arrival.