Escapes and Reversals, early solo draft, 2018
Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
I find the vulnerability of awkwardness beautiful. A person’s humanity can reveal itself in situations where they’re just trying to “cope”, and I often put my performers and myself in these sorts of circumstances. At the same time, I’m interested in the illusionistic space of fantasy, as it infiltrates actual, three-dimensional space. Belief can provide a symbolic solution to a real need; we can decide to believe in something because we need to, in order to go on living with the sometimes harsh realities of the world.