Enhanced Poetry

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Enhanced Poetry Program brings together digital and analog artists who have never before co-created together. The program invites global audiences attending on multiple platforms from on-site, to live-streaming, to experience a nurturing experiment which asks the question “How do we dialogue together when we come from such different artistic backgrounds?” This exhilarating program honours the artistic differences of each artist whilst holding space for one another. Each poet, comedian, dancer, healer and musician will be paired with an augmented reality artist who will use Tilt Brush, Cosmic Sugar or Gravity Sketch to make live virtual art inspired by the analog artist and vice versa. The audience will experience an improvised “jazz-fusion” of the best of both digital and non-digital worlds in a kaleidoscopic feast for the senses. After some of the performances there will be a Q&A with the artists to start and deepen dialogues. Everything will be accessible in-person and via streaming online. Limited VR spaces available for audiences with VR headsets.

SCHEDULE
DAY 1: Wednesday, September 8th 2021 6PM - 8:30PM EST
ON-SITE & HYBRID @CULTURE LAB

PERFORMANCES with Artist QnA
Bob Laine, Poet with Cosmic Sugar
Jani Rose, Nuyorican Poet with Cosmic Sugar
Sheilah D Smiley, ‘Univer-Soul’ Comedian with Cosmic Sugar
Tanky Darling & c03ra, Digital Artist
s with Cosmic Sugar
David Lobser, Digital Artist
 with Cosmic Sugar
Sky Rolnick, Creative Technology Expert

DAY 4: Saturday, September 11th 2021 6PM - 8:30PM EST
ON-SITE & HYBRID @CULTURE LAB

PERFORMANCES
Sean Devare, Interdisciplinary performance
 with Gravity Sketch
MX Oops, Interdisciplinary performance
 with Tilt Brush
Milenaria, Blessing performance with Cosmic Sugar
Chloé Lee, Digital Artist
 with Gravity Sketch
Leo Lion, Digital Artist
 with Tilt Brush
David Lobser, Digital Artist
 with Cosmic Sugar
Sky Rolnick, Creative Technology Expert