THE BROKEN HEART IS MORE THAN A METAPHOR IT IS TERRAFORMING IN ACTION

2020, for solo piano, agua de florida, audio/video and on-stage audience [13']

15/02/20 - performed by Silvia Lucas as part of 'Exploring the Unknown' festival @ Multifunktionsstudio, HfMT - Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Hamburg, DE).

11/03/20 - performed by Silvia Lucas as part of 'NOISESCENES' @ IABF (Manchester, UK).

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From the gut of the performer, an emotional anxiety traversing heartbreak, planetary terraforming, self-care and the sixth mass extinction is birthed. Why fix oneself - fix the entire world - when all sound dies into silence, all hearts break, all geological ages conclude, and all species die out?

As the pianist moves through the crowd accompanied by the healing scent of Agua de Florida they move through imaginary utopias and dystopias, attending to pianistic bodily tension whilst specialist and poetic terminology is wrenched from their archival being.

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photography by Tzu Ning Liao (top right, top left) and Annie Feng (bottom right, bottom left)