At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4th, visual artist, art critic, fiction writer and humorist Laura Lark will take the Bass Hall stage for an evening of storytelling and good humor.
Lark came to MacDowell to work on a collection of short stories based on a task she completed on the website Learning to Love You More, created by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July in 2003. The site featured wildly varying assignments, including #14: “Write Your Life Story In A Day.” Calling Lark’s entry an “amazing…classic American tale,” Fletcher and July then had Lark’s story translated into Japanese and created assignment #22: “Recreate a Scene From Laura Lark’s Life Story.”
By 2004, short videos of Lark’s life were made by Japanese art students, American artists, and even an entire family based in Seattle. Both assignments, as well as videos Lark was directed to make herself, were then included in a museum exhibition at the close of 2004. Deeply funny, improbable and a bit confusing, Laura Lark’s story adds a poignant layer of absurdity that resonates with life as we know it. Come downtown and hear for yourself; I promise that you’ll laugh and you’ll cry!
As in years past, MacDowell Downtown is free and open to all. We hope to see you there!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Society’s Ball Hall
19 Grove Street