Alex Lazaridis Ferguson: Fight with a Stick Performance
Fight With a Stick is a coalition of artists led by Alex Lazaridis Ferguson that has been working together for several years, with a primary focus on space, place, and collaborating with other-than-human materialities in theatrical, gallery, warehouse, or found settings. The group has developed an approach nurtured by shared aesthetic and theoretical interests, but working without an insistence on group consensus and synthesis: multiple, sometimes contradictory expressions are encouraged. The company’s work is polyvocal, and is committed to the following principles:
- Genuine trans-disciplinarity—not a bumping together of different disciplines, but a creative dialogue in which one artist is transformed by the other’s discipline and vice versa;
- Breadth of thinking—honouring one’s expertise but trying to think through another’s expertise;
- Transposing the questions into the materials of your own discipline;
- Disregarding your discipline when appropriate and appropriating another’s.
Please join us to hear Alex talk about his company’s exciting work.