Mater Matrix Mother and Medium’s new multi-media performance “Saltus Chori Aevum” is almost here, and I am awash in realizing what a great pleasure it has been the past few months of collaborating with some very generous, humble and talents artists: choreographer/dancer Jessica Jobaris, performance artist/vocalist Saskia Delores, harpist/poet Monica Schley and filmaker Rodrigo Valenzuela. My initial seed for this project was to bring several people together who don’t work together, haven’t worked together, but all of whose work I feel incredibly drawn into, like I am disappearing into a well of deep water. So it has been an experiment, throwing people together and seeing what happens. There is rawness, and refinement and some intense crystalline moments of people making work that they wouldn’t be making on their own. It has been a feast of influences to be a part of the creation of performance, and I believe it will be a feast of sensations to experience as a viewer. The creation of MMMM, the entire project, has always been about celebrating process over end-product; the crocheting has a life of its own as it grows and is impacted upon by the environment. And I see this performance blooming out of that same process.
Also, please take a moment to watch Rodrigo’s film Diamond Box, which is up for the Vimeo documentary awards, and Vote for it here! Voting ends tomorrow April 30th.