THE POWERS are Emily Pelstring, Katherine Kline and myself. We are at once a band, an artistic collaboration, and a research-creation group committed to weaving alternate realities through video, music, story-telling, dance, and ritualistic performance. The Powers create a speculative reality that is absurd, irreverent and terrifying, inhabited by animal kin and monstrous creatures, haunted by other-dimensional entities, and erupting with the repressed archetypes of classical myth. In this world, The Powers foster dynamic relationships with all sorts of beings--earthly, embodied, and otherwise. They invoke a pantheon of characters and deities, and include them in feminist reconfigurations of hetero-patriarchal myths. They draw inspiration from mythological trinities of sisters such as the Graeae, the Gorgons, and the Fates, and recast these icons in reclaimative, chaotic media events.
THE POWERS’ bandcamp: https://thepowers.bandcamp.com/
Music video - Tranquility Base
Trailer for "Crone Island" by The Powers, episode 2 of the web series Masterpeace Theatre. All performances shot and performed by The Powers on Pender Island, BC, 2017. Music composed and performed by The Powers. Audio recording by Josh Stevenson.