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ARTSparks to close with performance art, opera at Occidental Square, Oct. 6

Saint Genet. Photo courtesy of the artists.

The new experimental, performance and visual art group Saint Genet will close ARTSparks’ free summer series of installations and performances at Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square at the First Thursday Art Walk, 6 p.m., Oct. 6. Saint Genet will present Triumph and Ruin, the third act of Transports of Delerium (Aesthetic Ascesis in 4 Acts). Triumph and Ruin, a site-specific investigation of Occidental Square and the surrounding alleyways and vacant lots, will include operatic performances.

Saint Genet is performing the other three acts at Lawrimore Project. Go here for dates and more information. The performance at Occidental Square is free and open to the public.

Saint Genet is founded and directed by Ryan Mitchell, founder and director of Implied Violence. Mitchell is collaborating with NKO of Free Sheep Foundation, Olivier Wevers of Whim W’him, Jessie Smith of Dead Bird Movement and Implied Violence, and Casey Curran and Anna Telcs of Implied Violence.

ARTSparks is a collaboration between 4Culture, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.