*A popped up root on your playground
A nerve on the forehead
A translator in a crevice
Another creature of a language
Melding and transmixing of e,v,e,r,ything, thought bubbles hugging.
The transitory Weeping Mountain airport, a Translator,
a conduit that is not a space yet…that is a creature in forming, a tongue that is disappearing.
A body that is crazing. A bubble with a crack for the leaf.
A mouth that is a scribble.*
Animation / editor / Text / choreography: Ana Gzirishvili, sound: Aleksandra Zakharenko, tech / camera: Alexander Iezzi, camera: Arnold Trautwein, costume: Noah Lichtblau, set assistant: Emilie Palmelund
Lament is a series of performances taking place between August through November featuring works by Ana Gzirishvili, Cassie Augusta Johnnysdottir, Sanna Helena Berger, and Ivan Cheng.
when I lament,
when I throw my head back and scream, when I slam my arms, when I play, when I throw a tantrum…
I am more in the world, than when I sit quietly trying to understand my surroundings.
Every lament is obscured by the shadow of its own insufficiency, redundancy, or inappropriateness—too much, too little, too soon, too late. This dissonance escalates and overwhelms, creating a vacuum where meaning stands still and healing transpires. Lament is an inner, chaotic process that emerges as a dramatic gesture to reflect upon that which has been lost.
Organized by Magdalena Mitterhofer, Shade Theret