caribou X crossing:
Beau Coleman, Matthew Skopyk, Melissa Thingelstad

Miles of Aisles

Performance Description

We have food transported from all over the world merely for our convenience. caribou x crossing invites you to discover where you might be transported by food.

Miles of Aisles is an artist-led performance walk through Sobey’s Urban Fresh (Jasper Ave & 104th St.) that explores the idea of “food as portal.” Festival participants will select and download one of two audio/video guides from the link provided on the 2010 Visualeyez website. Each guide is different though they share the same story. You may want to try both. To participate in the performance walks, you must bring your own video enabled portable media device (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Blackberry, etc.) with the audio/video content already downloaded. Don’t forget your earphones!

You have two choices. You may perform the walk independently on your own time, or as part of a larger group that will meet at Latitude 53 on Saturday, September 18th at 4 pm.

For further information and downloads, please visit the Miles of Aisles website.

Artistic Statement

caribou X crossing is a project-based interdisciplinary art company whose work encompasses the mediums of live art, digital media, theatre, installation and site-specific performance. Their artistic practice is one of continual movement between the various art forms; seeking ways in which to dissolve the borders between and engaging audiences from new perspectives.

Artist Biographies

Beau Coleman
Beau Coleman is a performance/installation artist and theatre director whose work has been performed and/or exhibited across North America, Europe and in parts of Africa, Australia and Asia. She has made works for a diverse range of locations and contexts whether they are situated in galleries, theatres, suspended over rivers or projected onto buildings. Previous creations have included live art, spoken word, digital media, site-specific performance, video, dance and new media installation. Themes of isolation, suspension, identity, memory, intimacy and sexuality are interrogated in her work. Beau received her training at the National Theatre School of Canada and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. She is on faculty at the University of Alberta where she conspires to blur the boundaries between the various art disciplines.

Matthew Skopyk
Matthew Skopyk is an Edmonton-based sound artist whose recent design/composition credits include: Palace of the End (Theatre Network), Annie Mae’s Movement (Studio Theatre), U: The Comedy of Global Warming (Theatre No. 6), Spreepark the Musical (Mischief and Mayhem), Titus Andronicus (Free Will Players), Richard III (Free Will Players) and Something Red (Vault). He is also the co-founder of Mass Choir, an electro-pop band on the local scene. A primary interest of Matt’s is software/hardware manipulation, allowing for new realms of possibility through the interactions of sound and data. New media devices he has created include: wireless performer-worn sensors, a glove-based three-dimensional-panner for sound designers and a MIDI cello.

Melissa Thingelstad
Originally from Saskatchewan, Melissa is an Edmonton based theatre artist and artistic director of indie5. She has created new work for The Canoe Festival, The Expanse Movement Festival and indie5 2008-2011. In the summer of 2007 Melissa performed in the premiere of Quality, a site specific production that was staged in Gravity Pope, and later had its European premiere at TN29 in London, England. Trained as an actor at the University of Alberta and having developed a body of successful, independently produced theatre, she is currently interested in expanding her artistic practice through the creation of performance-based works that are not restricted by the prescribed boundaries of one particular art form.