"a Still--Volcano--Life" is a reverie of the mystery of one’s power over another. This performance will be shown on October 23, 2012.
My piece “a Still—Volcano—Life “ will be presented on October 23, 2012 at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles as part of their first-ever Performance Week, Move In. An installation and performance, it is a reverie of the mystery of one’s power over another.
Pulling from a variety of sources such as Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red, Joan Didion’s essay "Holy Water" and Big Star lyrics it has been shown at The Brewery Arts Complex in downtown LA and ONE Archive Gallery in West Hollywood.
Two men trace their love story alongside a third man who concurrently acts as narrator, observer and interloper. The same script is repeated three times in a loop to create a 45-minute performance. The performers manipulate objects of the installation, creating new compositions and moments. Through these movements the men create new narratives-albeit disjunctive ones. The installation consists of objects reminiscent of a construction site; sand bags, ladders and work lights as well as hand held photographic projections and a light box.
The money raised through Kickstarter will be used primarily to pay the three incredibly talented actors a decent fee. Without their participation this show doesn't amount to much.
Two of the actors, Joseph Thomas and Murphy Martin have been with this piece since the beginning, when it was my thesis piece at California Institute of the Arts. They have dedicated their time and energy to help me create the characters and movements, continuously inspiring me. Frank Ruducz Jr. will join us as the third man.
The additional money will be used to pay for printing of postcards, photographs and other materials I need to replace from our last showing.
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I have never shown at such a reputable and high profile gallery as Honor Fraser. Although I am working with the same actors (except one) and same script as before, this performance needs to match the high standards of Honor Fraser, from the presentation of the objects, to the printing quality of the photographs and the performance itself.
I discovered who I wanted to be as an artist at the very end of graduate school. I am very new to this and to be asked to be a part of this Performance Week is so amazing and unexpected.
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