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Multimedia artist Janet Biggs offers a performance based on heroic individual stories of struggles with Alzheimer's disease. Presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum and independent curator Janet Phelps, If Ever I Would Leave You merges the intimacy of a fleeting memory with the rigor of an optical seizure.

Taking its title from one of the artist's grandfather's favorite songs, If Ever I Would Leave You looks at loss, desire, chaos and control in the face of a fading sense of self. Biggs combines projected video images from her own memories with images culled from the local community to create a new narrative.

Live actors, musicians and vocalists perform a dance of repeated rituals, reflecting the futile struggle to maintain control amongst the fraying fabric of a mind. Using cutting edge scientific research on memory implanting, altering and erasure, Biggs creates negative memory evoking her earliest experiences of autonomous identity, power and freedom. The performance ends with a lone vocalist singing the title song. As each verse is sung, more and more words are absent until there is only silence.

Limited tickets. Reservations encouraged.

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WHERE

Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
http://countercurrentfestival.org/festival-overview/ever-leave/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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