In scoring Yellow Towel, Michel and Nardone began with a series of questions to address the itinerant and obscure aspects of the work: What is legible in the moment of performance?
Openings and Obstacles
A set of tasks to dance with, alone or with others.
A set of tasks to solve problems with.
A set of tasks to fight with,
To love with.
You also told me once that I’d look terrible bald. My hair uncurls from one of the pink curlers. I imagine myself standing in the rain, holding a bucket over my head,
Read and listen to Oana Avasilichioaei’s Chambersonic (I) and (IV) here…
The translingual has made a traitor of me.
What happens to an erasure of the unwritten
damnatio memoriae of the unsculpted
During a recent conversation with a friend, we struck upon the topic of her nearly complete collection of Nancy Drew hardcovers. I immediately pictured them as they had appeared in my childhood: books aged prematurely by the humidity of numerous seasons spent reading them in the Caribbean.
For all the unknowns we’ve been asked to sit with, astrology offers not answers but symbolic context: a frame that holds this moment, the hint that perhaps there is meaning –– even if we don’t know quite what that is –– to what we are living through.
Can you talk about prose form and the need to reinvent and reshape it?