The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses

The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses
Live performance with audio
December 2011 / Madison, WI
June 2013 / Stanford, CA

“The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses” is about language, collaboration, intimacy, and exhaustion. “Andy” and “Kate” create a conversational structure that insistently breaks and reconstructs itself, talking themselves into a series of cyclical moments that defer closure. The performance evades unity and stable meaning through a disruptive structure and affective collage of text, image, lighting, dance, and sound; the temporal and spatial sequencing of moments (dialogues, speeches, and dances) explores conversation as artistic collaboration.

Chairs are removed from the space, and the audience circulates throughout the space in relation to the performers.

An audio track with alternating sounds of waves, heartbeats, and applause plays for the duration of the piece.

Moment 1: Coffee Story
Two chairs upstage right. Blue spotlight.

Moment 2: Comedy Lecture
Lecture podium downstage left. Microphone on mic stand with small amp downstage right.

Moment 3: If, Then
Two chairs upstage right. Blue spotlight.

Moment 4: Tarp-Dance
Spotlight upstage left.

Moment 5: The Landscape Cracks / A Thousand Kisses
Two chairs upstage right. Blue spotlight.

Moment 6: Dance
Spotlight center stage.

All photographs by Paul Andrews

 

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