Thursday, July 29, 2010

contraptions

I am collaborating with Steven Hill and Jesse Garlick on a performance contraption that will be an intersection of clown, dance and architecture.

Jesse offered us Martin Heidegger's thoughts on dwellings: that a dwelling should address the sky, the earth, yourself and the divinities.
Hence, we are trying to construct a dwelling that does all that, plus ask: can you build a dwelling out of materials, obstacles and desires?

It feels like we are trying to build a utopia.
Like all utopias, it will be full of failures.
And failure is where the clown and the dancer meet.

Perhaps I shall finally learn how to be funny.

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