The Pearl Theater presents “Between Tower and Sea,” a project by Paul Bonnell

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Pearl Theater presents “Between Tower and Sea,” a project by Paul Bonnell, on February 10, 2018 at 2 P.M.

“Between Tower and Sea” incorporates slide and digital photography, film, live music, spoken word, documents, maps, and readings to connect stories from Vietnam, Champa, and British Columbia. The project draws on Bonnell’s late mother’s extensive collection of slide and print photographs, taken during her years in Vietnam.

“Between Tower and Sea” involves original texts—some of Bonnell’s poetry and essays—as well as quotations and excerpts from a variety of writers. The project explores themes of intersection and fragmentation—origin myths, writing, research, history, disease, war, loss, dislocation, liminal space, the de-canon, creativity, and imagination. It reflects Bonnell’s interests in literature, music, international adoption, storytelling, biopolitics, mountains and mountain culture, the sea/ocean, forests, and more.

Doors open at 1:30 P.M., with the one-hour presentation beginning at 2:00 P.M. An intermission will be followed by an interactive Question and Answer/Workshop session, during which Bonnell hopes to generate a discussion of participants’ potential journeys and creative “project work.”