18/19 Artist-in-Residence Timothy White Eagle’s creative process stems from Indigenous circles as a form of intuitive healing work through transformational rituals. His art practice and spiritual practice are woven together. Commissioned by On the Boards, The Violet Symphony stems from an impulse to create a story about a personal connection to addiction and addicts. Recently, he has experienced the loss of a loved one to addiction and has been ruminating about the idea of holding up a society that values all life including the addicts.
The Violet Symphony is the story about Violet, who died of drug overdose behind a dumpster the day after Christmas seven years ago. Violet was a truly glorious person, who injected a performance art sense into life as a homeless drug addict, her panhandling often took on feeling of durational performance art, her creative impulse pushed through addiction and scarcity, or perhaps it was powered by it. The Violet Symphony is an imagined swan song she never got to sing.
- Thu, Mar 19, 2020 8:00pm
- Fri, Mar 20, 2020 8:00pm
- Sat, Mar 21, 2020 8:00pm
- Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5:00pm