HOW TO CATCH THE HOLY GHOST OR GET ARRESTED IN A SHOPPING MALL (after Theaster Gates)
In 2018 I was invited to participate in the Pike School of Art's iteration of do it, and exhibition of art based in artist-written instructions. At the Edgewood Mall in McComb, Mississippi, Duane Knight and i performed 'How to Catch the Holy Ghost or Get Arrested in a Shopping Mall' by Theaster Gates.
Documentation by Jenny Fine
papercut was a collaborative performance project that utilized poetry, sound, and the body to explore story-telling.
As part of the Happy Birthday John Cage project i collaborated with Adam Taylor in the style of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, that is Adam wrote a score and I choreographed and preformed to it without ever hearing it. The basis of both the music and the performance was a Mongolian folk tale about a man traveling the dessert who is saved by a wild horse.
While all horses are important to the Mongolians, takhi—the wild horses that once roamed the Eurasian steppe in huge herds—are especially so. “Takhi” means “spirit” or “spiritual” in Mongolian.