THE RAFT BREAKS (2019) FOR SOLO VIOLIN, PERFORMATIVE ELECTRONICS, TAPE AND VIDEO. 20′
HAST’OU SWUM IN A SEA OF AIR STRIP
THROUGH AN AEON OF NOTHINGNESS,
WHEN THE RAFT BROKE AND THE WATERS WENT OVER ME.
EZRA POUND / CANTOS LXXX
In 2017, I travelled to Poznan with Linda Jankowska in order to gather materials for The Raft Breaks.
After Iain Sinclair, we participated in our own act of “ambulatory divination”, with Linda’s life forming the basis of our map, our trajectories arcing through her memory.
We recorded actions and ambiences.
The final work is situated in its own territory. It is private, psychogeographic and mythological.
A violin emerges from a plastic foot-pump.
A forest creaks.
A dialog between the living and dead envelops us. But, apologetically, the bubble bursts.
A storm erases: we are surprised by its beauty even in the midst of overwhelming violence.
PERFORMED BY LINDA JANKOWSKA: