The Mysterious Deep Black: Text For The Dead
Multi-channel Video & Installation Performance


  • Lights out, strobe, fog, shadows, and mirrors
  • Video Projections
  • 2 Suitcases (contains props, Fetish items and Costumes)
  • 2 Briefcases (with various props and items)
  • PA, electronic noise makers, tape loops and samples

Text For The Dead Actions:

  • 50 minute action performed center stage (30' minimum)
  • Begin noise electronics and audio loops
  • Abruptly turn off the house lights
  • Alarm clock goes off
  • Start strobe
  • Open the kit containing items
  • Video started
  • Make a magic circle
  • Text For The Dead
  • Fall down in heap of flesh
  • Equipment goes off triggered by the artist
  • House lights come on






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