Kyle Loven presents "Loss Machine" at On the Boards
As the visual and performance worlds continue to collide, Kyle Loven is a difficult artist to categorize. An object maker with theatrical designs, his Rube Goldberg-esque Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Digging through the layers of the everyday and the fantastical, this piece poignantly displays a narrative of discovery and loss from the drama of imagery.
Kyle Loven makes theater with transformed ephemera, projections and masterfully created puppets that are a far cry from traditional marionettes and muppets. In recent years he has toured to Amsterdam, Taipei, NYC, Minneapolis, Portland and Orlando. Locally his work has been seen throughout the city, including at the 2011 NW New Works Festival and venues such as Washington Ensemble Theater and Annex Theatre. He is the recipient of grants from The Jim Henson Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.