THE MISSING PERSONS
[ STATES OF MIND ]
A theatrical sound and performance event. Based on the texts about five lost souls from my bookwork of the same title and sound scores titled "Snap-on Music," each of five sections shares the plight of an individual trapped in a moment, missing from the present.
The piece is comprised of a large transparent veil-like scrim on which projected words and animations appear. Each of five sections (acts) of the work incorporate a distinct visual composition with one performer (Carl Demeulenaere) activating the space and props. A narrator (Nelson Smith) works on the outside of the scrim, sharing the stories of each missing person and staging brief pseudo-scientific experiments and lectures between sections.
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The Missing Persons [ States of Mind ] [ section five ] with Carl Demeulenaere and Nelson Smith at the Alternative Worksite/Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI