THIS POEM DOES NOT HELP ME AT ALL
The performance will take place at Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St.
A collection of short works by the acclaimed performance artist from 2015 to 2018 that take on multiple forms and shift unpredictably between performative modes, texts, and sounds. Seemingly improvised but in fact carefully scripted, these hybrid works feature bizarre interactions with everyday inanimate objects, abstract body movements, and absurd monologues. Moving between states of criticality, humour, and emotion, the resulting performance is at turns entertaining, sometimes tender and often bewildering.
Bridget Moser is a performance and video artist whose work combines prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd monologue, existential anxiety and intuitive dance. She has presented work in venues across Canada, and performed throughout the US and Europe, in spaces such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Mercer Union, Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como, Italy, the MSVU Gallery, and Western Front, among others. Towing the line between intellect and instinct, sensory and sensationalism, Moser’s work builds quietly and strikes softly, repeatedly. The results are terribly funny; part critical dialogue, part low-brow gag. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.