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An excerpt from the soundscape to Umo's Mantra, a performance attempting simulation of a recurring tangential tantra, a profound disturbance which lies between dreaming and dreamless sleep in the realm of Night.

As a series of recurring cycles the performance explores a personal dream-like experience, acoustic  spaces and the body as a site for mental instability.

Interpreted through the Immaculate Conception, a Dada-ist text by Breton, Eluard & Soupalt, each repeated cycle is a layer in the recurring childhood happening and follows the structure of the abstract fiction of life to final judgement. From this the performance develops into a non-fiction of endurance, reclaiming and achieving mental freedom and the means by which the self can recover its liberty in a world deprived of it. Delivered in 'total theatre' style of Artaud, the sound develops with each cycle, and as the audience become familar by repetition of each sonic character, the story becomes apparent through the additions. 

"A dadaesque multmedia radio theatre piece, with illusory tricks, musical references, visual puzzles and complex actions, theatricalized "dances" of a certain in-forme, Bataille like excrescences, wild and provocative, humorous but dangerous; as you have no preconception of the origin or the outcome, a weird kind of pulp fiction, full of imagination, with a dissonant overdrive."

 

 

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Year:
2015
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Umo's Mantra (excerpt)