in collaboration with Mike Meanstreetz from the LA band Present (drums) and Z. Vital (loop effects) to close this circle.
Bass pushing air, creaking, cracking a wooden device called the Basso, to set the bio and molecular rhythm of the space. A device, part bazooka subwoofer speaker, part drum, and part bellowing feedback loop. Supplier of urban noise this wooden sub-woofer will be the splintered connection to indigenous past.
A past rooted in a vibration. A slight alteration.
A exploration in movement call
ed Corporeal Reformation will occupy the rest of this space. Inner woven reaction to time, space voice and body, will be aided by the pulse of the sub, riding on witnesses inside a WhiteBox as landscape with their collective voices to activate our collective memory.
Sound, Movement and Voices will, I hope, conjure somewhat of a memory in us all. A dormant behavior that is of a collective experience and a collective understanding. If only for a second, a fleeting moment of understanding, may we forget the destructive philosophy that we follow without question. This “performance” is more of a hot box of possibility.
Free to voice yourself. We will need you to be the creepy crawlers in a night by the lake. The many gorgeous songs on a perfect night while we form the body of water and the movement of the sky. Be the bubbling pot that is the voices at a crowded bar. The musical conversations on a semi crowded bus. The silly conversation over heard by reason of proximity. This WhiteBox will converge to be a primordial soup of abstraction of Growth and collective participation, a dance easily achieved by living.
This is a collaboration, concept by DivineBrick, vocal loops by Z. Vital, and textures and rhythm by Mike Meanstreetz. At center the Basso.
Trying to reclaim some sort of indigenous or forgotten belief or behavior is close to impossible when these things have been destroyed or co-opted. Where does one turn if their past does not exist to borrow from it? Sometimes the things that the colonizer has stereotyped as “indigenous” become the only symbols on which to connect to, either in act of dissent or in hopes of connection. This will further convolute this already broken system. This semiotics are also the way the colonizers themselves find ways of connecting to more holistic styles of existing. Unearthing resources and the destruction of land not only uproots the indigenous people but also further removes the colonizer from forgotten memories of coexisting, not occupation of this land and its inhabitants (this includes plants and animals). Soon the definition of colonizer and the colonized bleeds into a convoluted One.
*instructions will be give on arrival
josie j, Mike Meanstreetz and Z. Vital have collaborated on may projects and events including Parallax Beach (An exploration in primordial development in time).