The knife and the night-heron is a story of the violence and final resistance of death and the immediate confusion that follows. Seeing the place one leaves behind and saying goodbye.
Warped by Coral is an exploration of the first dark, the bottom dwelling place where no light enters. The question that drives the piece is “do creatures of the deep sea long for a sun they have never seen?” It is a question of faith, and of moving forward in the journey whether we know where it will lead or not. In this setting, it is the beginning of the journey upward.
At the Smallest Level is a meditation on the idea that consciousness is one of the building blocks of the universe, something that exists and the smallest, most fundamental level. How can we conceive of a conscious state unlike anything we’ve previously experienced? How can we move through the terror of watching our known state of being slip away for the first time?
The Vertical Horizon is the final part of the threshold, though not yet what lies on the other side, which will remain unknown to us. The piece is not a narrative description of that liminal space, rather it’s an exploration of the internal moment when we choose to make the leap. The build up of courage, the headiness when one realizes they are about the step off the brink, and the blank abandonment of all thought and feeling when we are finally in free fall.
Epilogue in C (in which two people patiently wait for the sunset) is a cinematic zoom out of this otherwise personal narrative, where the camera focuses on the unobservant spectator. If the drama occurs in the ocean, this piece is two people watching the sun set over the water completely unaware of what is happening under the waves at the edge of the horizon. It is both a reprieve from the struggle of transitioning from one place to another.