Passage - in the wake of the world
Passage In the Wake of the World is a trans-disciplinary, trans-generational and trans-cultural project, Bringing together painter Angela Lyn from Switzerland, composer Jesse Bannister from the UK and choreographer Durante Verzola from the USA. This collaborative performance will launch at Chambers ArtFarm, NY, on May 20, 2023.
A wooden crate measuring 154 x 212 x 52 cm containing 20 made-to-measure paintings embarks on a journey from Angela Lyn’s studio in southern Switzerland to New York. Upon arrival, the crate is unpacked and installed in dialogue with the space. Within a physical and metaphoric narrative, the crate transforms into a sailing vessel carrying two passengers: two dancers. Their interacting with the music and the paintings becomes a metamorphosis of dreams and realities stirring in the wake of the world.
Having survived a wild storm, the passengers find themselves stranded on the rocks in a state of amnesia. Slowly emerging from the unknown, they hear music and awaken to the realization of a world they have lost. Driven by survival instinct, they leave the vessel and come upon a mirage of cedar trees. Fata Morgana. In wild assimilation with the lyrical branches, they are drawn into the midst of a deep euphoria. Almost lost, they stumble upon the clay child, a heavy bronze doll the size of a newborn that appears beneath a pile of rubble. Retrieving the figure, they struggle back to the vessel. Evening comes. They walk to the black mountain – a pas de deux traversing a five-meter landscape - a rite of passage leading them to new awareness. Night falls. They return to the vessel and wait for daybreak.