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The Face of Everything

Daniel Barrow
Artist Presentation: Friday March 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

The Face of Everything is set in mid 1970s Las Vegas and tells a story inspired by the life experiences of Liberace’s most notorious boyfriend. The performance unfolds in the form of visual and emotional, cartoon vignettes, with speech balloons depicting all dialogue. The live monologue traces and develops the internal dialogue of a cartoon, dejected teenager and a visual meditation on the relationships between beauty and sadness, and a romantic view of pain. A nostalgic, electronic score, composed by Matthew Adam Hart, of the Russian Futurists, parallels this monologue.

Since 1993, Winnipeg artist Daniel Barrow has used an overhead projector to relay ideas and short narratives. Specifically, Daniel creates and adapts comic book narratives to a “manual” form of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on mylar transparencies. Daniel variously refers to this practice as “graphic performance, live illustration, or manual animation.”

Presented in partnership with the University of Regina Department of Visual Arts as part of the Faculty of Fine Arts Subscription Series.