December 5, 2017, 10:19 am
Making a new solo
I desire objects
I desire fans?
I desire to construct something and then deconstruct it
I desire to build, accumulate, form
As the work
The work is about constructing a universe
Entering the world
Re-entering the world
Transforming the space as the work
Transforming the space and thus transforming my body
My body as an extention of the architecture of the space
My body as object???
Can the space be a character?
Can the objects become characters?
Can everything take on a life of its own?
Why does this matter?
Finding all the ways to arrive
Finding all the paths
Always ending up at the same point?
How we arrive?
Does it matter the path we take?
I am interested in people's stories of arrivals and departures. I am interested in how you got here, to this moment.
I want to play on the stage-
Gesture- the architecture of gesture
Gesture as a device to find states of being
Gesture has tone, weight, power to take me somewhere, gesture is the expression of interior spaces
Process of what? Process of becoming – but who, what, where is becoming?
It is all part of the work – the putting on – does the work bookmark- begin and end with the empty space, the unmarked space?
Why the fans?
Why 3 fans?
Why their cords?
What is the appeal of the way that the cords trail?
Why the sounds?
How do each of these episodes begin and end and connect?
Do they each occupy a distinctly different state? A different feeling tone?
Or is this work about a detachment of self?
Can you even detach the self?
What is primary in this work? The movement or how the movements are performed? Am I stripping away the affect or not?
There is something so satisfying to me about these every day objects as sculptures.
I am having trouble sustaining a rehearsal process. I need to set a schedule – 1.5 hours or 2 hours?
I want someone else in the room with me.
Can the fan be any object?
At times I feel as though I am carrying a suitcase but I don’t want it to be a suitcase, I want it to be an object full of meaning but devoid of the actual associations. I want the object to be disassociated from its use, from its identity, can I do the same with the body?
What is the movement about – there is something about putting myself in relationship to the fans, to the architecture, about putting things next to each other, about letting my shape and its shape be in dialogue. The sound will be important here, the sound should be extreme, the sound should push against the calm, quiet, composed demeaner of the work, the sound should contrast, heavy metal music???
The shaping of the space is the transition between elements.
Does each section of the work deal with a different section of my body, a differnet section of my identity?
The building of these arms??
Something about the pelvis, something about allowing this space to have space, to take up space….
Picking up and putting down the fans, the rhythm of the sound, the delicacy of the object?? Buy fans?? What happens if I alow it to break?
Running, rhythm, hearing my feet hit the ground, no sound is important here
Behind the fans, using the fans as a boundary, a border, a designation of space
Carrying both the cord and the fan
How does my body place the object?
Stay longer in poses – duration of these,
Do I return to neutral?
Diagonal walk out from fans
Yes to placing the fan cord
Mariyn Manson’s Beautiful People
Walking on, placing fan with body folding, holding cord
Return to same off stage place? Yes?
Place all three fans
Return off stage
4th time walk on alone
Lie down on floor
Walk to arm out – 90 degrees
One more shape???
Walk to face back diagonal, other diagnol, towards phrase work
Very mechanical arm
Just straight out and over the top out?
Pick up in speed
Then gesture, gesture, gesture, gesture, slow motion
Slow motion shape
Fall to lunge
Arms forward and back, linear, traveling diagnol, increases in unpredictability
Arm to linear line and head slowly turns
Walk to fans
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