subitiles: Doves & Crocodiles

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"Subtitles" - the first LiveBox 3rd Friday - "Doves & Crocodiles" arrives January 21st.
Participating artists: Robert Ladislas Derr, Jac Jemc, Ryan Dunn and Joseph Kramer.

Sound, video, performance and literary readings will comprise a happening every 3rd Friday beginning Jan 21st. ThreeWalls will be hosting the LiveBox series devoted to work inspired by Edgar Allen Poe, Doris Lessing and Roald Dahl.

In "The Dreaded Miscellany," Jac Jemc will try her hand at the Gothic - the genre for which Poe is perhaps most famous. A miscellany is gifted the narrator by an intellectually curious uncle who has met an untimely end. On a daily walk, the life of a stumbled-upon fruit bat slips away without explanation. The book calls to the narrator, drawing him away from his own livelihood, and asking him to believe the content of its pages despite his most common sense.

Robert Ladislas Derr"s “To Helen” a 4-chennel video piece, will be screened for Doves and Crocodiles. To Helen was a psycho geographical walk (wearing four video cameras) through Providence, RI at midnight. Based loosely on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem To Helen, for one hour beginning at the Athenaeum where Poe was known to write, I traced the footsteps that Poe might have taken while creating this poem written to his beloved Helen Whitman, resident of Providence. Dressed in white, reminiscent of Poe’s remembrance of Helen "clad in white upon a violet bank", I moved through the dark night on historic Benefit Street toward the First Baptist Meeting House, then down Meeting Street to Waterplace Park. Continuing on the Riverwalk, I headed back to Benefit Street. Upon the John Brown and Nightingale Brown houses, I looked for the roses that Poe says "grew in an enchanted garden". From there, I continued on Benefit Street until the Point Street Bridge, where I met in Poe’s words "the mossy banks and the meandering paths".

Sound artist Ryan Dunn and Joseph Kramer will create a live piece inspired by Poe's six hoaxes. Edgar Allen Poe liked to hide the truth from his readers and force them to play detective. He published six hoaxes, stories that were first presented to readers in the guise of nonfiction.