Act Theater

SOIL at ACT

A new and ongoing partnership

  • October 6, 2011 – March 6, 2012
  • Opening reception:
    Thursday, October 6, 4–6 pm
    • ACT Theatre
    • Kreielsheimer Place
    • 700 Union Street, Seattle
    • (Windows visible from 7th Ave between Pike and Union;
      enter via ticket office)

    Fourth in a series of window installations by members of SOIL Gallery and invited guest artists, this round features works by Nola Avienne, Chris Buening, Maija Fiebig, Ellen Ziegler and Jennifer Zwick.

    Christopher Buening - Black and Blue

    Christopher Buening
    Black and Blue, 2011
    Paper, tape, suction cups
    112 x 171 inches

    Christopher Buening - Black and Blue 2

    Christopher Buening
    Black and Blue

    Christopher Buening - Black and Blue 3

    Christopher Buening
    Black and Blue

    Christopher Buening:Black and Blue
    Like most of my work, Black and Blue is personal in nature. The shapes are meant to be a loose interpretation of tears or rain-drops, piled up into a mountain. Tears and rain are sad things, but I wanted to instead make them beautiful, so I turned them into small gems. I occasionally used Mylar (mirrored) tape to play off the mirror directly across the street.

    Jennifer Zwick - Poster for 'Never Mind the Bullock'

    Jennifer Zwick
    Poster for Never Mind the Bullock, 2011

    Jennifer Zwick - All The World's

    Jennifer Zwick: All The World's
    Image credit: Amanda Ringstad

    Jennifer Zwick - Detail of scripts

    Jennifer Zwick: Detail of scripts
    Image credit: Amanda Ringstad

    Jennifer Zwick - Incredible Shrinking Sandra props

    Jennifer Zwick: Incredible Shrinking Sandra props
    Image credit: Amanda Ringstad

    Jennifer Zwick - Backstage, stage right

    Jennifer Zwick: Backstage, stage right
    Image credit: Amanda Ringstad

    Jennifer Zwick: All The World's
    All The World's puts the pedestrian viewer in the role of an actor backstage just as the curtain is set to rise on a performance of (the fake musical) "Never Mind the Bullock," starring "Hollywood's Sandra Bullock." Scripts, props and signage all present clues to the fake play's plot. From the vantage point of those inside ACT Theatre, anyone who passes by is on stage.

    From the script's summary:

    "Hollywood's SANDRA BULLOCK stars in this historical hysterical musical by acclaimed playwright and Academy AwardŽ winning screenwriter David Thomas Mammord. Sandra SPEEDS through history, charming the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Flossie Wong-Staal, Winston Churchill, Mehrnaz Golchinfar, Malcom X, Edith Flanigen, Dr. George Merryweather, Fred Rogers, Angela Bassett, R. Buckminster Fuller, Yogi Berra, Mary Anderson (inventor of the windshield wiper), and a fourteen-year-old Winona Ryder. Featuring hit songs like "What Rhymes With Bjork" and "Reparation and Surgery of Osseous Diseases in the Olecranon," Sandra falls in love with love, mustaches, power, and shiny things, like fish. The female chorus members may start out jealous, but they'll be surprised by what they learn."

    Special thanks to Dan Silver, Frank & Sagel, Dave & Max, Jana, and Dan Dean