Hold the Sun in New and Streamlined Machines
A Blue Death Feigning Beetle is placed on each hand: wherever they walk, the performer must prevent them from falling to the ground. The performer inadvertently evolves a dance in the process of shepherding the beetles and perhaps learns from their resilience. The title is taken from a description written by Robert Oppenheimer’s secretary, Dorothy McKibben, of the laboratories built for the Manhattan project in New Mexico where Blue Death Feigning beetles also reside.

Feigning Blue, 2018
Collaboration with Konverjdans for counterpoint 6, produced by Norte Mara. Music by Chris Aiello and Zoe Aque. Film by Sergio Carrasco.