Caution : This performance includes periods of loud noise, nudity, flashes of profanity and high winds.
About A response to the slow motion accident we find ourselves in, This ritual attempts to alter reality with wind, gods, gangsters, seven keys and seven locks.
The evening begins as a performance, and ends as an experiment. Is it possible, we wonder, to respond to the massive collective violence we are witnessing, where living systems are collapsing and opulence and scarcity are peaking, at the level of urgency we would a fast-motion threat: a car crash, a fire, an attack? What is it about the slow-motion accident that escapes our defense response? We offer a ritual to reset our nervous systems collectively.
Evoking imagery of still life in turbulence (St. John the Baptist, Al Capone, industrial culture), we look at, into, and beyond dismemberment and wounds, putting ourselves back together as many-armed chimeras capable of healing and resilience.
Created and Performed by Erin Robinsong and Andréa de Keijzer Original score by Cosmo Sheldrake Supported by a creation residency at Artscape Youngplace Duration 60 mins