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Marching Toward Paradise, museum install
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Marching Toward Paradise is a project comprised of over six months of gathering interviews, working with performers, and hand-crafting flags, banners, and lights for a culminating performance, installation, and book. I engaged the idea of Paradise as the site of desire, and asked artists, educators, and activists to share their ideas of a personal paradise. They also talked about a personal prison. We then imagined together what the passage from prison into paradise would look like, and I crafted a processional performance informed by that idea. The performance borrows from the aesthetics of both parades and protests. The five channel audio component of this installation is a composite of voices from my original interviews and the reverberations of drums that accompanied our march.