The Art of Wanting
by Aleksandra Koplik, Senior Contributor
The absence of music or the sound effects by John Cage and Michel F. Côté give the room a rather realistic feeling of being in a cold, possibly metallic basement with a leaking ceiling. With quiet whispers, irregular beats and incomprehensible sounds, one feels the restraint of the environment like in a prison, or a worn down hospital. Though this performance clearly isn't created for the purpose of entertainment or the 'wow' factor, its intentions are to make the audience feel. The lighting was absolutely brilliant. The smoky stage, mixed with a variety of effects made the atmosphere go from underground cabaret, to warm sunset, to electric dance floor. Martin Labrecque creates a wonderful visual scheme that is ever-changing during the performance.