Black Snake Rising is based on a vision. In a flash, I saw a great black snake rising from fiery depths within my being/body. The original performance took place at Less Space Gallery in Oakland, for a duration of 3.5 hours. Inside the "pod" I enacted a choreography that focused on the deep internal muscles of the abdomen, which was the location of the snake in my vision. Through focused mind and body I attempted to generate the energy of that vision so that it could be made manifest, and tangibly felt in the gallery.