Caws & Effect by Mind of a Snail - FRIDAY
Fri, Jul 6 from 8pm - 9:15pm
- Ages 7+
Beady Little Eyes brings the magic of Vancouver, B.C.'s Mind of a Snail to Portland for one weekend of their show, Caws & Effect!
Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it's cracked up to be?
Caws & Effect is a modern fable that explores the unexpected consequences that arise after a crow plants a magical seed. The story is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score. All aspects of the show are created and performed by two artists: Mind of a Snail’s Chloe Ziner & Jessica Gabriel. Their large-scale shadow puppetry is quirky and beautiful, like an early National Film Board animation performed live before your eyes.
The critics are RAVEN!
★★★★★ “a gorgeous and wondrous work of art” -CBC
★★★★★ “a fantastical, unique experience” -Torontoist
★★★★★ “Calling it shadow puppetry doesn’t do this incredible show justice” -Edmonton Sun
★★★★★ “it’s stunning and hilarious to witness the wizardry these two artists spin with such simple elements” -Vue Weekly Edmonton
Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver B.C. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. They have created work for organizations such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Telus World of Science, Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon) and many more. They have also performed at theatre & arts festivals including Summerworks (Toronto), Winterlab (Victoria), rEvolver (Vancouver) & Fringe theatre festivals all across Canada. They were nominated for a SATAward for Outstanding Projection Design in Persephone Theatre’s “Matchstick” and have won Best of Fest Fringe awards for “Caws & Effect” in Winnipeg, Vancouver, London (ON), Saskatoon, Toronto & Edmonton.