EVANESCING THIS HARROWED STRATA
Tanya Doody and Jackson 2Bears
Thursday, October 5 @ VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Evanescing This Harrowed Strata is a collaborative multimedia performance piece by multidisciplinary artist Tanya Doody and Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist Jackson 2Bears. With this artwork we begin to talk about stories written on the land, and the conflicted histories layered on the earth in this territory; we endeavour to immerse ourselves in troubled narratives, and we want to explore strange and complicated encounters and perform alternative vocalizations.
In this performance we feature projections and live-feed video, and use both live and pre-recorded sound. We activate a bed of clay ‘strata’ with contact microphones; we use a digitally-enabled hand-drum and purpose-built ceramic objects with digital FX to dig with, to scream into, to crawl upon. A small tree weighed down with a ceramic ball and chain is unearthed and dragged, a ceramic shoe pulverizes all that lies beneath.
Photo credit: Rennie Brown and Ash Tanasiychuk