Beginning again, 2021

Lead Deviser, Technologist, Performer


A rigorous and improvisational durational performance art work conceived in collaboration with Mara Torres, Raychel Ceciro, and Eugenia Titterington for a socially distanced presentation at MARA STUDIO | GALLERY.


what is art without an audience?
the pandemic has depleted our creative desires and pursuits.
but creation drives us. what do we do?
i fall asleep at the computer.
i fall asleep reading.
i fall asleep at my canvas.
i fall asleep rehearsing.
i dream that i’m doing something else, that i’m happy.
i had that dream too.
let me take up this paintbrush for you.
let me take up this pen. i’ll finish your thought.
let me take your place dancing. sit down and rest.
let me speak these words for you. it’s hard to speak sometimes.
let’s take care of each other.
let’s create for each other, because it’s been so hard to continue.
let’s begin again.

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what the audience witnessed: mara paints in her studio in front of a camera. that footage is projected onto eugenia, who dances, inspired by mara’s motions and colors. logan considers two texts: world without end by holly hughes and a dream play by august strindberg. they take a marker and choose words, creating something new, the process projected on the ceiling above. raychel reads aloud, to anyone listening, the new poetry logan created. a timer goes off, and we begin again: mara torres paints in her studio in front of a camera. that footage is projeted onto raychel, who dances, inspired by mara’s motions and colors. eugenia considers two texts: they take a marker and choose words, creating something new. logan reads aloud, to anyone listening, the new poetry eugenia has created. a timer goes off, and we begin again: 





Beginning again, digital video

16:9 aspect ratio, 2021





Beginning again zine, digital publication

PDF, 11”x17”, 2021