The most striking thing about Einstein on the Beach is how brightly the stage is lit. Luckily all the performers have perfect skin. There is a recurring spoken motif ‘fresh and clean’ which sums it up. The movements, diction and articulation of the performers is extraordinary – perfectly fresh & clean. The voices are haunting, weaving a texture of sound from repeated phrases.

Lucinda Childs – the choreographer talks about experiencing time in a different way – expanding the moment. This means you are left with a strong visual memory of each tableau – freeze framing each moment and repeating it.

You could see Robert Wilson’s stamp on the production, the startled expression to audience hands raised mouth open that were seen a lot in The Life and Death of Marina Abromovich. Maybe the wonderful and surprising little moments of humour were his too. Many references were baffling but memorable so maybe one day the light will be shed on these too.

angle of incidence. n. The angle formed by a ray incident on a surface and a perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence.

Spent most part of the day deciding on the angles and positioning for the shafts of light (live edge Perspex) that will protrude from the plywood base in ‘Incidence’

Pete has very kindly routed the slots for me and has also offered to help with making the frame – could I have better neighbours.

Every spare moment this week has been spent on the images for the screen stencils for the forest scene.

‘Subluminal’  – ( which I interpret as under the sun) actually means light waves travelling slightly slower than the speed of light due to interference of some kind

I like this – the interference – something unseen

So ‘Incidence’ is looking again at that god moment – when the light suddenly breaks through the cloud and pierces some dark corner

A spiritual moment.

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