Performance Haiku

Staging Decadence salon
Rich Mix, London
21 Jan 2022

 

A performance exploring the theatrical body as a site of decadent existentialism: a carcass adorned, caught in the act of appearing and disappearing; of truth and of lies.

 

Both a vacant magic act and a ritualistic exorcism, the performance folds personal narrative with anecdotes from seminal figures of the post-apocalyptic queer occult including Genesis Breyer P-orridge, David Hoyle and 19th century Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa.

On a branch

 

Floating down river

 

A cricket,  singing

 

Haiku translated by Jane Hirshfield

https://richmix.org.uk/events/staging-decadence/

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