In the virtual pandemic version of /ə ˈsɪŋgəl pɪŋk klɑʊd/ (video way down below) Linda Austin and Allie Hankins 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. Landscapes populated by seemingly incongruous concepts, structures, and desires arise and dissolve. Inspired by surrealist artists Gertrude Abercrombie and Leonora Carrington, and the “uncanny fictive spaces” in the writing of Jen George, Renee Gladman and others, Austin and Hankins juxtapose movement, object, words, and song to celebrate (or is it bemoan?) the unstable and precarious grounds of existence.
Presented as a live stream March 26-28, 2021.
The live version will premiere March 17-26, 2022 at Performance Works.
Dance, song, shadows, onions, a hyena, and more.
Hyena construction and future set/prop pieces by Maggie Heath.
Sound by Juniana Lanning.
Technical assistance by Jeff Forbes.
Supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council