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