Luminaire version II
Part 2 in a poly-versional piece, composed by Ellen Southern.
Au Clair de la Lune - translated lyrics
By the light of the moon, my friend Pierrot, lend me your quill to write a word. My candle is out dead, I have no more fire. Open your door for me, for the love of God.
By the light of the moon, Pierrot replied; I don’t have a quill, I am in my bed. Go to the neighbour’s I think she’s there. In her kitchen someone is using the lighter (striking stones to make a spark).
By the light of the moon likable Lubin knocks on the brunette’s door. She quickly responds; Who is knocking like that? He replies; Open your door, for the God of love.
By the light of the moon, one could barely see. The quill was looked for, the light (source) as looked for. With all that looking, I don’t know what was found. But I do know the door was shut behind them.
Voices and percussion: Jennie Howell, Fiona McAlister, Ellen Southern, Chloé Turpin
Camera James Casey. Additional footage by audience member Katie Richardson.
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Created as part of Unframed, the Performance and Visual Practices MA degree show 2013, University of Brighton, UK