Artist Talk - The Museum of Longing and Failure


Date: Feb 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Level 3 Art Gallery
Lecture

The Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF) is a collecting entity established in 2010 by Canadian artists Andrew Taggart and Chloe Lewis. The MOLAF takes shape through a sustained conversation with living artists and collectives, whose contributed sculptural works form the basis of ongoing installations, interventions, publications, and, more recently, the production of new forms. To date, the MOLAF has presented the work of over eighty artists and has appeared both in Canada and abroad, in cities such as Berlin, Krakow, Dawson City, New York and Copenhagen. In conjunction with the exhibition MOLAF XX, Lewis & Taggart will present a talk on the project's eight-year trajectory, followed by a discussion.

Events & Programs

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Film

The Rooms presents a free summer-long program of short films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) running in a continuous loop in its theatre, with a special theme for each day of the week. 

Saturday: Creative Inspiration for Kids (83 min)

  • The Reluctant Deckhand (33 min)
  • I Can Make Art… Like Andrew Qappik (11 min)
  • Sound Collector (11 min)
  • I Can Make Art Like… Maud Lewis (12 min)
  • Distant Islands (6 min)
  • I Can Make Art Like… Emily Carr (10 min)

Thanks to our ample space and high attention to recommended COVID-19 protocols, The Rooms is an excellent choice for individuals and families looking for a safe and enriching way to experience the finest in NFB cinema and storytelling. 

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Play

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Written by William Shakespeare, George Wilkins, and Andy Jones
Directed by Paul Rowe

Pericles, the eponymous hero of our tale, shares many of the characteristics of “Jack”, the hero of the well-known Newfoundland Jack Tale tradition. He escapes the clutches of an evil king, wins the hand of a princess, and navigates perils on sea and land as an exile until he is reunited with friends, family, and home. With the renowned comedian, actor, and writer Andy Jones having rewritten the lines of Gower, the play’s narrator, in his own inimitable style, this production promises to be a journey through Shakespeare straight into the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador heritage and culture.

Cast:
Andy Jones and Paul Rowe alternate performances in the role of Gower. with Chris Hibbs as Pericles. Lauren Andrews, Spencer Bellows, Katie Billard, Brandon Cave, Sean Collins, Rebecca Dwyer, Nick Gushue, Bailey Jackson, Darnell Johnson, Megan Jones, Chris Langdon, Evan Maddick, Karin Murray-Bergquist, and Melissa Ralph

All shows are weather and public health orders permitting. 

If the show is cancelled, an annoucement will be posted on the Shakespeare By The Sea Facebook page (Shakespeare By The Sea Festival - St. John's | Facebook) at least one hour prior to the show start time.

Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$20 Students/Seniors/Unwaged (Discount)

For more show dates and information: https://www.therooms.ca/shakespeare-by-the-sea