FINDING THINGS PAST

findingIn celebration of their fifth anniversary, Axle Contemporary presented a collaborative exhibition entitled Axle Indoors at Peters Projects. All of the artists who had previously exhibited at Axle were invited to participate and over 150 artists replied favorably to the invitation. Finding Things Past is a piece Mara Leader, Jocelyne Danchick and I created for the Poetry Reading and Performance Art event associated with the exhibition. The piece used dance, spoken word, and sound. Seemingly insignificant phrases were recited by dancers and performers embedded in the audience at random rhythmic intervals. Symbolic paper collages were distributed to the audience and scattered about the room and the soundscape consisted of layers of tearing paper, processed silverware, cicadae, and live cell phone conversation.