A Solo Performance/Kitt Johnson
“We civilize in the morning” as the poet Kirsten Hammann wrote. Sure, but before noon the instincts have thwarted the shiny surface. Taken over from the inside, some would rightly call it. The driving forces of the instinct operate subtly satisfying its own needs. Either slowly and out of control they make changes in our inner life as continental plates in operation. Or fast as snipers who seek out and hold an object on the grain, only to kill it with a snap. Civilization under attack.
DRIFT (or drive) represents part one of a two-part study of human instincts caught between culture and biology. The second part is an ensemble work FORUM HUMANUM planned to open 2013.