Vancouver Fringe Feature: Multiple Organism

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The creators of last years’ Pick of the Fringe, Curious Contagious are back!

Taking on topics of gender and identity, Mind of a Snail‘s Multiple Organism presents a surreal, bizarre, and hilarious shadow spectacle only for adults

Pictured: Jessica Gabriel; Photo by: Chloe Ziner

Multiple Organism is the new creation of Vancouver based Mind of a Snail.  The duo consisting of Chloe Ziner and Jessica Gabriel, has been developing multilayered styles of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source.  While Ziner composed, mixed, and played every instrument in the the accompanying music, Gabriel created all the puppets.

Mind of a Snails’ previous work, Curious Contagious and Caws & Effect won awards in London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Vancouver Fringes.

Recommended for adults 18+, Multiple Organism plays at the Firehall Arts Centre  as part of the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival September 07 to 17.

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Vancouver Fringe Feature: Curious Contagious

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A darkly comedic modern fairy tale genetically spliced with a surreal educational science film, Mind of a Snail’s Curious Contagious will play at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, bringing the same spectacle as their Pick of the Fringe, Caws & Effect.

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A stressed ­out Unicorn falls ill while building a giant donut shop. Meanwhile, a pair of quirky viruses search for the perfect place to replicate.

The story is told using layers of shadow puppetry techniques, physical comedy, music, overhead projectors, and a large number of detailed cutouts.

Curious Contagious is the new creation of Vancouver based Mind of a Snail.  The duo consisting of Chloe Ziner and Jessica Gabriel, has been developing multilayered styles of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Curious Contagious won Patron’s Pick at Toronto Fringe, and Most Daring Show at London Fringe.

Mind of a Snails’ previous work, Caws & Effect won awards in London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton…

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