‘You, Copiphora gorgonensis’ is an hour-long meditative experience for online audience focusing on interspecies relationships, psychoacoustics and presence.
Over five stages, participants undergo a metamorphosis into Copiphora gorgonensis, a grasshopper-like insect that – despite 650 million years of evolutionary divergence – miraculously shares our human inner ear structure. Listening, insectoid body-modding and time travel are used to position the interconnected sounding present within the vastness of space and evolutionary time.
Concept, script, audio/video, webpage, cover art – MICHAELBRAILEY
Narration, electric guitar, dramaturgical support – Callum Coomber
Additional dramaturgical support – Rosalind Ridout
Set-up diagram – Ryan Huff
Trailer participants – Irini Aravidou, Juan Manuel Jaramillo, Tam Thi Pham
Commissioned by FACT (Liverpool, UK) for FACT Together. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Liverpool City Council.