Aaron Sheppard: DICHOTOMOUS IMAGINARIUM
September 24 – October 14
Performance at Ge-Shuku, Kanazawa, Japan Oct 9, 10, 11
…i.e. Schizophrenic Street Fighter, in which good and evil battle it out inside the mind with complete manifestation in the body as if documented by a seismometer.
I venture to examine reactions to curses and blessings (is there an absolute difference?), the body-pulling machine of the soul.
Translations of said reactions will be displayed during a week-long exposé of process at PVAC and a three-day performance at Ge-Shuku specifically relating internal battles with my reasonatingly similar responses to the 1967 Japanese novel
10 Billion Days and 100 Billion Nights by Ryu Mitsuse.
Within its pages, religious and philosophical icons become fighting machines on and beyond Earth as the planet’s history is filleted from beginning to end.
This method of dissection, hypothetically, will provide a putting-to-rest of black-and-white perceptions of the rabbit hole through a rite of passage welcoming spectrums of color.
But who can tell what alchemy is truly in store…
In preparation for this experiment, I investigate: tarot aesthetics, intimate conversations with Gods, time travel, relations of the body possessed by strings that relate to space (Dance of Utter Darkness), purgatory, military fashion, breathing stitches between mental and spiritual physics, the improbability of infinity, the improbability of linear time, love…
Is there meaning? Are ethics relative or global/universal/galactical? What IS being?
Artist-In-Residence at PVAC: September 24 – 28, 2018
sewing, composing and rehearsing live