Pollination Ceremony

Pollination Ceremony, collaborative performance with musicians Phillippe Wozniak and Michael T. Otto, June 27, 2021.

The artist is awakened by a heartbeat on a bed in the Hall and discovers a cornucopia full of pollen (dried marigold blossoms). The bass and trumpet build seperately until lines from a poem are recited and the musicians are both pollinated. The artist turns and faces the audience, the next patch of flowers awaiting pollination. The musicians play in unison while the audience is awakened through pollination. Once they have received pollen, the artist tucks the füllhorn into bed and more lines from the chosen poetry play the performers off the stage.