Something Something Mountains & Stars (excerpt)
Something Something Mountains & Stars is a multimedia performance about the complex relationship humans have with the stars. Seeking reconciliation between science and myth, the performance weaves in ritualistic movement and audience interaction.
During the performance (which takes place in an extremely low-light setting), a video of imaginary constellations (which is posted here) is projected from the far end of a telescope. Also posted is a video which is projected during the performance on a large screen. A transcription of an excerpt from the monologue is posted below.
Something Something Mountains & Stars marks a new phase of my practice in which video, projection, spoken word and body-based performance are incorporated into one work.
Something Something Mountains & Stars (performance monologue excerpt)
And let me know what you see
Something about the way the stars connect
being pulled by distant planets
While under the influence of other suns
There was something
that I had written
Or dreamt of in the night
Or heard in a song
Or a line
that I had forgotten
A phrase actually
With a rhythm that went
Something something mountains and stars
What was it?
Something something … mountains and stars
Obviously I’ve forgotten
and wonder if it ever
There is something about
the uselessness of constellations
Drawing indecipherable shapes in the sky
How our eyes
will not adjust
Unless we stay longer in the dark.