Inspired by surrealist painters such as Gertrude Abercrombie and Leonora Carrington, collaborators Linda Austin and Allie Hankins weave movement, object, words, and song to celebrate (or is it bemoan?) our unstable, unpredictable world and the revelations yielded by a rigorous yet playful devotion to unlikely pairings and (re)combinations. Along the way: a dismembered hyena, rustling onion skins, swirls of darkness and light, and a big pink surprise.
Hyena construction and other set and prop pieces by Maggie Heath.
Sound by Juniana Lanning.
Lighting and technical direction by Jeff Forbes.
Premiered in April 2022
Performance Works NW
4625 SE 67th Ave.
virtual pandemic version
In this livestreamed version—quite a different animal than the 2022 premiere of the live piece—Linda and Allie dive pleasurably into the gap of their own comings and goings. They conjure a space lush with twinings and branchings, nurtured by the energetic life of their bodies and the imaginative and material phenomena they investigate, each in their own space. Landscapes populated by seemingly incongruous concepts, structures, and desires arise and dissolve.
Presented as a livestream March 26-28, 2021.
Supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council