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Francesca Montanile Lyons & “1001 Unread Messages” (Conjuring Joy at the Bride)

Posted:
July 2, 2024
Topic(s):
News, Theater, Visual Arts

Conjuring Joy at the Bride artist-in-residence

Francesca Montanile Lyons & “1001 Unread Messages”

Theater, visual art, and digital intimacy

1001 Unread Messages is a performance and gallery experience made from, and inspired by, text messages and other digital artifacts. It asks: what can the intimate mundanity of texting reveal about our relationships? What if we look at time spent on our screens with tenderness? What can it teach us about how we connect and what we value?

Includes an open gallery and two free, open art-making workshops where participants will create visual artworks from digital artifacts that they can either take home or leave to be displayed as part of the show:

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About the artist

Francesca Montanile Lyons (she/her) is a director, performer, visual artist, and educator based in Philadelphia. Across mediums, her work seeks to disempower shame and taboo through playful honesty & voyeuristic delight. Credits include co-creating/directing Dear Diary LOL (PHL FringeArts & New Ohio), Rough & Tumble (Cannonball Fest & LeMondo), Van Gogh Shogh by Donna Oblongata (PHL Fringe), Legal Tender (PHL Fringe & AntFest), Fourth Quarter (FPA Fest), directing Die, Dumping, Die! (MuralArts), Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea (UArts), and performing/co-creating Girl Poop (2018-2021). MFA in Devised Performance, UArts/Pig Iron School (2016). BA in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies, Brown U (2011).