Artwork by Shary Boyle & Songs by Christine Fellows
Visual artist Shary Boyle and songwriter Christine Fellows have been collaborating since 2005, presenting wildly imaginative performances from the Canadian Arctic to Paris, France. Their performances weave together vivid narratives revealed through Boyle’s stunning, hand-animated artwork created and projected on an old-fashioned overhead projector, and Fellows’ intricately detailed songs and direct vocals backed alternately by keyboard and ukulele. Those familiar with their individual bodies of work can’t help but pick up on a remarkable sympathy; both Boyle and Fellows frequent the borderlands of human experience, moving freely between fear and wonder, grief and joy. They’ll be touring their highly anticipated new collaboration, Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home, throughout 2015.
Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home [45 minute performance]
This hand-crafted spectacle bravely explores distance and alienation, childhood and aging, imagination and resilience in the face of a changing, challenging landscape. Presented as a series of vignettes seen through a window, Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home invites audiences on a mysterious, immersive journey through a richly described visual and aural landscape. Part ritual and part myth, Boyle and Fellows use sound, lyric, pictures and light to tell stories that reconnect us with a sense of shared history and common humanity.