photo credit: Cam McLeodEdition of 10My performance is about traversing a path with an unknown route or destination. It explores... Read More
photo credit: Cam McLeod
Edition of 10
My performance is about traversing a path with an unknown route or
destination. It explores how to navigate unchartered places or experiences,
much like we are doing in this current pandemic.
performance, I walk on a pilgrimage toward myself, nature, the unknown and an
“other” place. The walk creates and holds space for my fear, courage,
isolation, refuge, gratitude and mortality.
place in Emigration Canyon, a setting with a rich history of movement and
migration—for the Ute People, the Mormon Pioneers and others. This is metaphorically
symbolic for the performance because I am both walking through Emigration
Canyon and the Valley of Death. My hope is that I, and others, will get to walk
through and out of this valley.
garbed in protective gear typical for front-line workers during the covid-19
era—a mask and Tyvek suite. Strapped to
my back is a chair with the words of the 23rd Psalm burned into its
seat. This pandemic has brought the possibility of death to the forefront for
many of us. These uncertain times have given me cause to think about what must
not be left unsaid before I die.