Art Apart: Bud
About the project
A performance piece about the rituals around caring for houseplants, exploring how houseplants awaken feelings and words of love and encouragement. This piece will also embrace the achingly molasses-like way in which plants experience time and see how this slow life rhythm mirrors our time in isolation.
"Housebound, planted, reaching towards sunlight around the edges of the shadow of death. My idle hands are necromancing my houseplants in the midpoint of a year of grieving, aligning eerily with Spring's promise of rebirth"
This project received financial support from the National Theatre School of Canada via the Art Apart program, an emergency fund for emerging artists who are affected by physical distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
About the artists
Actress Darragh Mondoux is about to complete her undergraduate degree at Concordia University where she has honed her talents as a producer and leader in artistic creation and sharpened her skills in cultural criticism within academic traditions. A year into founding her interdisciplinary production company Heart of Gold, Darragh is eager to contribute to the rich English language arts community of Montreal as a playwright, producer, and friend.
Lucas DiTecco (Looping name DiTechnologist) is an actor, live looper and performing artist. After Lucas graduated from the professional theatre program at Dawson College, he decided to follow his passions in many different performing acts such as acting on camera, theatre, both musical and comedic improv as well as voice acting. Working with Darragh Mondoux many times before, he is very excited to be a part of this project and hopes his imagination and creativity with his sounds can bring you an unforgettable listen!
Tyler Miller used his lifelong love of guitar and newfound experiments with distortion pedals to create the score for Burning Bridget Cleary Heart of Gold's Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal 2019 production. He returns to the team from home with sounds of springtime, space and solitude.
Liana Paré is a freelance videographer, video editor and fine art photographer with 13 years of experience within the video industry. Liana has filmed performance artists of varied cultural backgrounds all around the globe. Throughout her career, she has documented concerts at the Montreal Jazz Festival, drag queens, touring African acrobats, Australian backpackers, and many other unique social groups. As a fine art photographer, her recent work focuses on the lives of artists, presenting a collection of compelling scenes that are striking in their moody simplicity. See more: lianatheghost.com