The Secrets of Naming CloudsKerri Flannigan
The Secrets of Naming Clouds is a performance accompanied by moving image work, projections, sound and live-narration. Kerri Flannigan’s creation draws on utopic universal languages such as Blissymbols, an ‘anti-word’ language designed to eradicate miscommunication and Láadan, a feminist language created to end patriarchy. These idealized forms of communication are interwoven with coming of age stories; home videos and choreographed dances, dating bans, classroom conversations on consent, teen-girl vigilantes and a family trip to LA in pursuit of minor celebrity Adam Sessler, Kerri’s sister’s crush.
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Trailer: The Secrets of Naming Clouds from flannyprince on Vimeo.
Sound by Saturniid
Dramaturgy by Sarah Elkashef
Creative support from M45 interdisciplinary playwrights’ unit out of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and in Victoria Megan Dickie
Script editing by Kristin Li and Kim Smith
With Direction by Kevin Kerr
About the artist: Primarily working in video and performance, Kerri Flannigan’s work comprises an interdisciplinary approach to forms of experimental narrative and documentary. Her recent work has explored themes such as family mythologies, coming-of-age confessions, body language, and swimming pools. Flannigan has shown locally and internationally, receiving a CALQ Multidisciplinary Arts Grant (2011) and Best English Zine at the Expozine Awards (2011 and 2014) and runner-up to the inaugural Lind Prize (2016). She is currently developing a new video-based performance work, Blue Crush, which premiere this summer in Victoria, BC.
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663