How To Stop Time
Multi-channel Video & Installation Performance

This is a revolt to revive a blackened heart. This is a scream carnal and naked before the void between the stars, putting one self in a state to transport the body and the mind, running ones nerves through a type of scales. Scales of exploration, scales of understanding, opening like a carcass to the world. How to Stop Time functions to open a portal in time to heal a void left on Earth from Atomic War.

"Somewhere between the heart and the mind something went wrong."

In a world at war with it’s self with reason this is the story of a voyager among the stars carried away by his search for a love lost. The stars twinkling with so many eyes of discovery and longing with dreams as real as memories reverberating through the darkness. This is a transmission home to love and lovers lost.

"Burning from the inside open the flesh."


"Burning from the inside open the flesh."



  • Lights out, strobe, fog, shadows, and mirrors
  • Video Projections
  • Binary Signals, video loop for iPads or monitors
  • 2 Suitcases (contains props, Fetish items and Costumes)
  • 2 Briefcases (with various props and items)
  • PA, electronic noise makers, tape loops and samples
  • Ren, Chalk board and equations
  • Magic Circle on the floor
  • Antennas
  • Lines and North
  • Magic Square, Room Grid, sweet spots for fetishes and antennas
  • Void Noise tracks
  • Drift video


  • 50 minute action performed center stage (30' minimum)
  • Turn off the house lights
  • Begin noise electronics and audio loops
  • Open the kit containing items
  • Video started
  • Make a magic circle
  • Actions to charge the circle
  • “I apply the cold slap, followed by a brisk shove through the opened window”
  • Break a mirror on the floor
  • Draw and write on Chalkboard and or Wall: incantations, equations, symbols, hands, messages, totems, #s
  • Set audio, videos et. al. to pulse loop
  • Alarm goes off
  • Space and actions ends with space resonating with Signals and Messages looping
  • Text For The Dead






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