The Sun Practice
How many times can you repeat a word before you lose the sense of its shape?
Melting on your tongue, its meaning; what does this feeling have to do with this sound?
The Sun Practice celebrates the work of Butler, Austin, and Saussure, who all had reason to observe the relationship between the signifier and the signified, and call it arbitrary.
The Sun Practice is a principle-based performative practice.
One person said…
(2023-06-21, at Abysse Sound Art Festival)
One person said it’s exactly like watching the clouds.
One person said at first I was like, what’s happening?! And then I was like, whoa.
One person said it was unexpected, you were so sweet and cute during your introduction and then so serious and focused during the performance! And then, suddenly, so cute again!
One person said, that was really… special!
One person said, you said we could close our eyes if vision became distracting, but I simply couldn’t! I had to see… the detail!
One person said it was stunning to see it happen against this messy backdrop, so bare. And then your voice just, you did it with the voice! Heroic.
One person said at a certain point your whole body was so still and the only thing that moved was your Adam’s apple, up and down! How did you do it? I don’t even know you knew you did it like that. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Adam’s apple move like that, so much.
One person asked, is it improvised?!
One person said it was like a movie playing in my mind. I couldn’t say bow exactly what I saw but then, I just dropped in and wow. I don’t even know how that works.
- one person said… is a poem written from memory. more than documenting what was said, the poem documents what was remembered. reading the poem, one can speculate at what remembering tells about the one who remembers; about their interests, their capacities, their values.
The Sun Practice - Solo
The Sun Practice - Duet
The Sun Practice in Concert