GPS

Parade, Pilgrimage, Passage: Walking on Water From Rijeka to Aomori

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These are haunted anthroposcenic brides, netting the audience, a catch beneath the surface of the sea.

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The brides remind us with their plastic netting that there are islands of human debris, which are cooking the sea, killing fish and coral, between here and the Cook Islands.

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Inside the museum’s labyrinth theatre, the brides capture the audience beneath their netting, as the Cook Island people call out a welcome to join them for PSi Fluid States, even as we commence and extend the voyage, walking on water, from Aomori, Japan.

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The brides descend the staircase and present Hayato Kosuge with a 3D printed lei from the South Pacific. The white coral-like lei connects Kosuge’s bow to the Cook Islander’s warm greeting after this long voyage between the land and the sea, a ritual of unknowing, passage, and dwelling places. Somewhere in the darkness, the butoh dancers light the way, dancing with ghosts.

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