THE BROKEN HEART IS MORE THAN A METAPHOR IT IS TERRAFORMING IN ACTION
THE BROKEN HEART IS MORE THAN A METAPHOR IT IS TERRAFORMING IN ACTION
MICHAELBRAILEY

THE BROKEN HEART IS MORE THAN A METAPHOR IT IS TERRAFORMING IN ACTION

2020
for solo piano, agua de florida, audio/video and on-stage audience [13′]
Commissioned by Silvia Lucas.

photography Tzu Ning Liao

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From the gut of the performer, an emotional anxiety traversing heartbreak, planetary terraforming, self-care and the sixth mass extinction is birthed. Why fix oneself – fix the entire world – when all sound dies into silence, all hearts break, all geological ages conclude, and all species die out?

​As the pianist moves through the crowd accompanied by the healing scent of Agua de Florida they move through imaginary utopias and dystopias, attending to pianistic bodily tension whilst specialist and poetic terminology is wrenched from their archival being.