(Stillness) 18

Live performance, 5 hrs. 2018

Susan Bickford’s collaborative performative project at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Maine was an afternoon long experience composed of a slow walk across farmland with moments of sound (voice, cello), movement (pushing a cart, walking, dance), and spinning wool along the way, down to the shore of a lake (performance in a grove of trees, canoes and in the water), then back to the art center for a community meal consisting of exclusively foraged local food.  The 16 performers, who lived together and created the work over the course of four days, were all interested in developing presence and connection to the natural world and community. This was my solo moment during which I spun red wool, blood of the earth, as a continuous thread, in the field as the procession of performers and audience slowly passed by.

(Stillness) 18, Spinning the Blood of the Earth