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“Everyone you have loved”

This latest textural site specific and complex performance piece was performed last year immediately prior to the Pandemic. It is a Sensory, celebratory improvisation between myself,  dancer and artist Lavinia Cascone, singers Maggie Nicols and Portia Winters and Sound Artist/Composer Dr Emmanuel Lorien Spinelli.

All Those you Have Loved

It was performed amongst special guests who freely circulated around the modernist architecture and  immersive space in which the performance took place. The event centred around the central space of the Make designed building which is infact outside. The performance begins with myself working from the outside, and reacting with the dance, sound and movement which was happening inside. We eventually come together seamlessly flowing from inside to outside the building. The main premise for the wholly improvised piece was to convey the immaterial spirits of sound and of Colour and ends with coloured smoke, which is in part a gesture of homage to the great Judy Chicago who is personally inspiring.

The title of the film comes from a song poem that Maggie wrote which she spoke at the very start of the performance inspired by dialectical materialism when exposed to Engels’ Dialectics of Nature . “All in a moment, Everything you’ve been and done There in a moment Caught in a moment Everyone you’ve loved and known lives in those moments.

“The text I use in the film documentation is from James Joyce’s visually inspiring “Finnegans Wake” and also the great visual poem by Tom Paulin on Jackson Pollock and painting called “I am Nature” which looks at Jackson Pollock in particular relation to his upbringing and ancestry. This all seemed to resonate well to the premise of the performance.

I hope you enjoy this special improvisational complex and textural performance.

Everyone you have Loved. 2020/21

June 2021.

POSTED: 05/19/21 2:56 PM