the Hourglass

This installation was constructed at the Arise Festival 2014 in Colorado.  Behind the open picture frames were mirrors.  Passerby glanced in, expecting to see an image of themselves reflected back.  I was delighted by the unexpected disorientation that ensued.  Performers used a menu of cues in combination with choreography that rotated every 20 minutes (when the Hourglass had emptied).  We explored themes provoked by contemplation of the pain of dying, longing, desire and unrequited love and the subject of boundaries/border crossing (...hostility? merging?) .