Based on the tenets of concentration, mindfulness, and visualization, okay.odd. is a multimedia meditation session that guides you through a stream of consciousness. It traverses the space between thought and perception; knowing and unknowing; real and imagined; proximal and tangential. In converging our thinking minds, our unconscious ideas, and our implicitly held beliefs, you are encouraged to breathe. Don’t think.
Part spiritual retreat and part commentary on our image-inundated affect-obsessed society, okay.odd. is an invitation to encounter the version of you that you feel, but do not know.
Created by Milton Lim, with Aryo Khakpour
Text, Voice-Over, Direction, and Projection Design by Milton Lim
Performance by Aryo Khakpour
Dramaturgy by Natalie Tin Yin Gan
Media and Sound Consultation by Remy Siu
Photos by Maiko Bae Yamamoto and Tim Matheson
Davey Calderon, Tim Carlson, Ray Hsu, Joyce Rosario, Stefan Smulovitz, Zoe Quinn, Sandy Wang, Claire Love Wilson, Theatre Conspiracy, Theatre Replacement, and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Running time: 50 minutes
The short-length version was created for Back Away, Slowly with Theatre Replacement + Shadbolt Centre for the Arts [Burnaby, BC] in 2015. The full-length premiere was presented by Upintheair Theatre as part of their 2016 rEvolver Theatre Festival.
- Back Away, Slowly [Theatre Replacement] Burnaby June 19th - June 20th, 2015
- FUSE: This is Now [Vancouver Art Gallery] Vancouver April 15th, 2016 [*Installation version]
- rEvolver Theatre Festival [Upintheair Theatre] Vancouver May 2016
- Uno Festival [Intrepid Theatre] Victoria May 2016
- Risk/Reward Festival Portland June 2016