Tim Smith-Stewart | Jeffrey Azevedo

Awaiting Oblivion: Temporary Solutions for surviving the dystopian future we find ourselves within at present

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, Awaiting Oblivion... follows the story of AO, an anonymous street artist who has tasked Tim and Jeffrey with the creation of a performance as a way... More

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Awaiting Oblivion: Temporary Solutions for surviving the dystopian future we find ourselves within at present

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, Awaiting Oblivion... follows the story of AO, an anonymous street artist who has tasked Tim and Jeffrey with the creation of a performance as a way to share AO’s “temporary solutions” for existing within our collapsing empire. Inspired by creative processes developed by the '60s Fluxus art movement, each “temporary solution” is a visual/textual poem contained in a Flux-kit (a cigar box collaged with stenciled imagery and typewritten letters). We follow Tim, Jeffrey, and AO in a flurry of street art, secret messages, and performance scores in a poetic, radical fight for survival.

  • Performance: February 26, 2017

  • Venue: On the Boards, Seattle, WA

  • Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes

  • Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Cast & Credits

Co-created by
Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffrey Azevedo
Performed with
Alyza Delpan-Monley and Skylar Tatro
Temporary Solutions AO
Choreographer / Co-Director Alice Gosti
Set Design Estee Clifford
Lighting Design Tristan Roberson
Sound Design Daniel Salo
Rehearsal Assistant Nik Hagen
Stage Manager Alex Harding
Dramaturg Lauren Hester-Hughes
Projections Operator Maria Manness
Production Assistant Clare Hatlo
Additional Dramaturgical Support Kristen Kosmas, Frank Boyd, Madeline Marchal, Sarah Welch, and Ryan Helterbrand, PhD
Director of Photography and Video Editor Max Magerkurth

About The Artist

Tim Smith-Stewart | Jeffrey Azevedo is a Seattle based artist duo creating contemporary art at the intersection of performance and installation. They are currently developing SALVAGE RITUALS to premiere at On the Boards in December, 2020. This work has been developed through residencies at On the Boards, Seattle University and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Creative Exchange Lab.

Tim and Jeffrey recently toured their production AWAITING OBLIVION to the 2018 Time Based Art festival, which originally premiered in the 2017 season at On the Boards. A companion piece, THE PERPETUAL INSURRECTION OF CLAUDE CAHUN, premiered the Henry Art Gallery.

Tim and Jeffrey have presented work at Next 50 Festival (SEA), Risk/Reward Festival (PDX), Velocity Dance Center (SEA) and Fresh Oysters Performance Research (MSP) among others. They have received grant awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, The Seattle Foundation and National Performance Network.Selections of AWAITING OBLIVION have been presented at: On The Boards NW New Works festival (SEA), Risk/Reward Festival (PDX), Velocity Dance Center (SEA) and Fresh Oysters Performance Research (MSP). Their visual installations have shown at New Tomorrow, Velocity Dance Center, and Lofi Arts Festival.

From 2011 to 2013 Tim and Jeffrey co-created The Eternal Glow Project—a three part performance/installation which premiered work at The Seattle Center Next50 Festival 2012 (The Eternal Glow of Electric Hearts), On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2013 (Ω<1), and Lofi Arts Festival 2013 (Less than red, more than violet).

Tim and Jeffrey receive grant awards from the National Performance Network (Creation and Development Fund), Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and The Seattle Foundation.