FOLDA Artist Talk – Speculation


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May 27, 2021

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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FOLDA Livestream


Join SpiderWebShow’s Artistic Director Adrienne Wong in conversation with the artists of FOLDA 2021. Sure to inspire and energize, these discussions will explore artistic practice, collaboration, and digital performance. 

On Thursday May 27th at 8pm EST, Adrienne will be in conversation with Leslie Ting from Speculation. 

The Artist Talk Series will be presented on Zoom with Rev Captions available, and then available for later viewing as part of our StartUp Library. 

About Speculation:

Speculation takes the audience through stages of grief, vision loss and silence. The music of Beethoven and John Cage, and experimental projections accompany an immersive storytelling of the artist Leslie Ting’s witnessing of her mother’s vision loss and eventual passing.

Ting brings her unique experience as a former optometrist and now a professional violinist, by interweaving a monologue with live performances to tell this mother-daughter story of loss and listening.

In this digital re-imagination of Speculation, the production has brought on experimental filmmakers Elinor Svoboda and Zachary Finkelstein to explore “visual memory”.

Speculation also features performances by collaborative pianist Hye Won Cecilia Lee and is co-directed by internationally acclaimed artists Alex Bulmer and Tristan Whiston.