THOU TWIN OF SLUMBER: IN SITU
Excerpts of the performance, as part of the Performance cycle in eight parts "Thou Twin of Slumber", 2013
J. S. Bach’s cantata “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” (BWV 56, 1726) closes with the simple choral “Komm o Tod du Schlafes’ Bruder / Come o death thou twin of slumber”, invoking Thanatos/Death, the twin brother of Hypnos/Sleep, to “loose my ship from ropes that lumber / bring me safely into port”. The cycle investigates death, sleep and slumber and liminal spaces, looking to wave mythical reflections on death and rebirth into the narrative of urban regeneration.
The Performance cycle in eight parts has been developed and presented on VestAndPage's 2013 tour with stations in BOSTON ('Caterpillar'), NICOSIA ('Cocoon'), NEW YORK ('Chrysalis'), ISTANBUL ('Pupae'), CHICAGO ('Histo'), VANCOUVER ('Hemolymph'), MEXICO CITY ('In Situ') and closed in a 7-hour durational performance in HELSINKI ('Imago').
THOU TWIN OF SLUMBER: IN SITU has been held in occasion of 'Utopia' by TRANSMUTED Performance Art Festival.
Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City
Video by Elisa Garza.
© VestAndPage 2012