Flint & Tinder presents Loss Machine
Created & Performed by Kyle Loven
Everything is somewhere. Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Intimate in scale, this wistful one-man show combines puppets, objects, sound, and original music, in a visual exploration of loss and discovery.
In a tower filled with life’s debris, a collection of characters move through an ever-changing apparatus with their shared emotional journey driving the mechanical process forward. Digging through layers of the everyday and the fantastical, the piece examines what is found when all has been lost.
Kyle Loven returns to Flint & Tinder after his acclaimed 2010 work, my dear Lewis. Kyle Loven is currently a Seattle-based artist. His image-driven work combines puppetry, projections, objects, and other art forms with live actors. His original work has been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Portland, Orlando, and Seattle. In addition to his original creations, Kyle has worked most extensively with Michael Sommers and Susan Haas’ Open Eye Figure Theatre but has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune and The Children’s Theatre Company. Kyle is the recipient of grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and numerous Seattle arts organizations.
Loss Machine is presented with generous support from the Jim Henson Foundation.
Photos by Tyler Korth
""...a little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Samuel Beckett, and a little bit Czech surrealism... He's amazing... This young man could change the face of puppetry.""
""...one of the most creative shows this season... Loven borders on genius.""