Stormwater: Life in the Gutter - a one-man performance
October 19 – November 12
Artist Stokley Towles will present his one-man performance of Stormwater: Life in the Gutter in a number of Seattle venues during October and November. Jointly produced by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the performance was created by Towles as part of his participation in aLIVe, (a Low Impact Vehicle exploration), and incorporates interviews and conversations with Seattle Public Utility workers. SPU percent for art funds were used to commission the performance.
aLIVe is an artist-initiated, multi-phase effort to re-imagine our transportation system as designed around the human body. Infrastructure required to sustain high-impact vehicles creates stormwater runoff that pollutes the environment. Building on Waterlines, a 2009 performance about drinking water, Stormwater: Life in the Gutter explores the larger story of water in our region through character, history and humor.
Seattle performances are free and open to the public:
Wed., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Center
Sat., Oct. 22, noon Pritchard Island Beach Bathhouse
Wed., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. Northeast Library
Sat., Oct. 29, noon High Point Library
Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Sat., Nov. 5, noon Ballard Library
Thurs., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. 2100 Building
Sat., Nov. 12, noon Washington Park Arboretum: Graham Visitors Center
Visit the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ web page for this project.
Photo: Stokley Towles, ©2011 John J. Little, Sr.