Mourning of the Living Past is a 19min. video and 25min. live performance by Inflatable Deities - a collaboration with Emily Pelstring. The live show includes a live soundtrack, dance numbers, and interactions with the screen. This work was created with support from Extrapool Centre for Sound, Art and Print (Nijmegen, Netherlands) and Queen's University Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work (Kingston, ON, Canada).
Synopsis: It is the year 4999. Two Scientists have been sent through time and space to the year 5999 to gather research data on the evolution of a brain-eating virus. They discover that the virus has evolved to take on an anthropomorphic form. This manifestation of the Virus has integrated itself into the economic system, in which flesh functions as the new currency. The Scientists follow the virus and discover how Flesh is collected and traded. They report on their mission through a machine that translates their speech into image.
MOURNING OF THE LIVING PAST has been performed at:
Strangewaves Festival, Paris, Ontario (07/2019) Art Suomi, Helsinki, Finland (05/2019) Art Mûr, Berlin, Germany (05/2019) Antigonight Festival, Antigonish, NS (09/2017) Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, ON (08/2017) 811 Gallery, Toronto, ON (08/2017) Extrapool Centre for Sound, Art and Print, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (06/2017)