here (4): a poetics of art labor
a multimedia opera for four performers, installation, and film
Premiere: Jack Langdon, Joshua Weinberg, Gabriel Coleman, Cosi Pori at MISE-EN_PLACE, NYC - April 2019
The act of aesthetic exploration, sensual embodiment, and inter-subjective dialogue in musical performance are all good in their search for a truth-in-art. Yet, the sacrifices which are often made in the process of working towards these goals in our capitalist materiality are of a serious nature. here (4): a poetics of art labor takes this condition as its starting point, makes transparent the forces which have influenced it through the four performer's lives, and organizes towards a different condition.