A one-time collaborative performance piece that will explore the relationships and discrepancies between identity, interconnectivity, memory, and impermanence. Artist Steve Teare will live illustrate an audio piece by independent producer Alex Lewis comprised of interviews with people vividly describing their favorite places to be in the world, stitched together with the goal of constructing one shared ideal paradise. Teare will attempt to make this fictional paradise come to life through a large-scale live illustration. In the end, Teare and Lewis will present an uncertain world that reflects the things we may – or may not – want, individually and collectively.
Alex Lewis (Philadelphia) has produced radio features and other sound works for public media outlets and podcasts and has “performed” radio stories at the Third Coast Conference & Festival, Tape Festival, and the First Person Arts Festival. Steve Teare (Philadelphia) is an illustrator and art teacher who has illustrated for VICE, Philly Voice, WHYY, Philadelphia City Paper, Apiary Magazine, and various educational websites and children’s books.