Coming soon: WITNESS

FILTH II at the Inferno in Madison WI March 12, 2010Say, did you hear about FILTH II, the upcoming show at the Inferno in Madison? I’m very excited, because it’s going to mean my return to performance art (as opposed to the fun stuff in burlesque, etc).

I’m going to be working with Miss Behavin’ and also Naiia to do two works. The second isn’t titled yet, but the first, with Miss Behavin’, is called “WITNESS” and it’s based on a concept I read in Alastair Reynold’s House of Suns.

In it, a woman expresses what I actually could see as a valid argument for monogamy (not that “cuz I like monogamy” isn’t valid, this one is just more logical to my mind). She talks about the idea of sharing an experience, just the two of you – in the book, I believe she uses a sunset as an example – and the fact that by sharing that experience, you each get 1/2 a memory – and that the full memory of that experience will only be complete when the two of you are together.

I am intrigued by this idea, and it forms the basis for the work “WITNESS.” Special thanks to the folks at the Secret Ingredient Collective, especially Delicate Mich, for re-inspiring me.

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