Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn

The artistic duo behind culturecapital



Milton Lim is an artist based in Vancouver,Canada. His work is engaged with global politics, the cataloguing/archiving/indexing of public data, and resource allocation. These thematic concerns are bolstered by a continued exploration of game mechanics, typography architecture, and high-frequency content. He holds a BFA (Hons.) in theatre performance and psychology from Simon Fraser University.


He has created works for and performed in various international festivals and venues in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Singapore.Milton's video media works have been presented at the Vancouver ArtGallery, SanFrancisco State University, and VIVO Media ArtsCentre. Recent acting credits include The Great Leap (ArtsClub, 2019), King of the Yees (Gateway Theatre 2016; Canada’s NationalArts Centre, 2017), and Foreign Radical at CanadaHub (Edinburgh Fringe, 2017). In 2016 he was awarded the RayMichal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work at the Jessie Richardson TheatreAwards.


He is Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile and an Artistic Associate with TheatreConspiracy. This year,Milton is engaging in two month-long international residencies in Singapore with Teater Ekamatra and soft/WALL/studs.

Patrick Blenkarn is an interdisciplinary artist and director, often creating in the forms of performance, artist books, and video. His recent works feature sustained investigations into the history and function of the book, the politics and imperialism of the English language, and the history of labour and value.

His projects have been featured in various film festivals, galleries, and performance festivals in Canada; and he has recently received residencies from the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts(Burnaby), Malaspina Printmakers (Vancouver), and Skaftfell Center for VisualArt (Seydisfjordur, Iceland). His writings on political theatre and interdisciplinary arts have been published in TheatreResearch in Canada, Performance Matters, and Canadian Theatre Review. He has also published thoughts and essays on SpiderWebShow, the Audain Gallery blog, and GUTS Magazine.

He currently works as the producer for the politically-fuelled Vancouver-based company, The Elbow, and has worked as a project archivist and as a research assistant in subjects as diverse as holocaust studies, film history, the study of stardom, and the history of European witchcraft.

Patrick has a degree in philosophy, theatre, and film from the University of King’s College and an MFAin interdisciplinary art from Simon Fraser University.

Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn


June 6
7:00 pm


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