the root of the river flows darker than clouds


Artscape Youngplace Studio 107
180 Shaw Street
Ticket Price: $15 Save with a Pass
Tuesday August 9th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday August 10th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday August 11th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday August 12th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday August 13th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Latecomer Policy

Latecomers permitted up until 10 minutes after the start of the performance.


Possibility of Nudity or Coarse Language.


This is performance art. This is poetic research. This is improvisational, but this has structure and focus and root. This will be raw. This may be bleeding or laughing or both. This is about our lives. There may be metaphor, index, reference, source, citation, data, methodology, forgetting, or not knowing, but there will be discoveries that emerge as we notice the work together. This happens in the space and time that we share. Each day will be different.

I am building a structure for five days and I invite anyone interested to attend a daily one-hour pay-what-you-can performance art & audiencing research workshop to add to our collective experience in the installation. This is about cultivating wildness in ourselves, in each other, and in the space between us – to find form for this wildness and yet allow the wildness to move wildly through us. This is a process of generating surprise and discovery, live.


Created and Performed by lo bil.

Curator's Note

"I have known Lo Bil for almost twenty years and I’m continually inspired by her unwavering commitment to creative investigation. The Root Of The River… is furthering a performance she premiered at 7A/11D two years ago. The work is not theatre. It is time-based, which is to say, the events unfold in real time, performed by Lo in a state of heightened sensitivity and impulsive abandon. With theatre, clown and dance training, Lo is another multidisciplinary artist who currently identifies as a performance artist. The work is hypnotic, non-linear, at times nonsensical, but always deeply felt and deeply compelling in its profound commitment." - Cathy Gordon