Moon River was created in the UK with Portuguese artist Catarina Morena.
The work has been shown at the Green Room, and the Cockpit Theatre in the UK and Son of Semele Company Creation Festival with original music by Sasha Evans.
"Impart-Scenes of Abjection is a performance piece and a bizarre black comedy about death, exploitation, sexuality and religion...The performers in Impart-Scenes of Abjection are wonderful and the concept is strong." - Jeff Slayton, See Dance, May 1, 2017
Impart— Scenes of Abjection is a performance art piece made up of a series of absurd images and reflections of death and lust. It employs intertextual references like religion, beauty pageantry and realistic brutality realized through film/projection, movement, wacky kinetic costume, “scary sounds,” and other “funny business,” all with the goal of getting oneself closer to abjection--- not quite dead but feeling like death a little (or maybe a lot). In a melancholic and indulgent montage, the archetypal figures use their flesh in different ways to perform, watch others perform, and try, very, very hard to get closer to death.
The rituals are performed by a Cardinal, Nun, Plague Doctor, former Miss USA contestant named MedUSA, a Cinematographer, and his Assistant. Performers travel in and out of the spotlight offering various forms of “art” in a terrifying, and comedic dream like world.
Concept, design, performer: Maria Garcia
Choreographed and performed by Samantha Mohr and Carol McDowell, with music by Wes Cardino and Grace Freeman.
Cinematography: Wes Cardino
Production Photos: Christian Baker
U.S. China Relations is a one (WO)man show featuring a series of DIY visual constructions of land and oil by a Rodeo Clown, which looks at the devastating effects of the oil industry in Sudan and South Sudan.
Photo Credit: Julia Burke