Act 1: Convergences

4.5 hour performance

 

 

Contemplating the reverse journey of a meteorite starts with acknowledging its impact with earth.

From this point back, through the layers of earth’s atmosphere we reach space, the universe, something that becomes entirely unfathomable regardless of how much science, religion, symbols and language condition our comprehension of it.

 The body of celestial matter resting upon Jacobus’s eye tonight may very well be material left over from the time that planets formed.

The simple act he is engaged in embraces such a laden object and utilises it as a portal; a passage to oblivion. An abandonment of self.

This resignation of orientation, this suspension between one abyss and another seeks out an hesitant equilibrium where words cease to represent the reality of things and things become opaque, mute.