Mountain, Fire, Holding Still.

2016

Collaborators: Yann Novak, Gregory Barnett, Marbles Jumbo Radio.

Site: Outer Peristyle, The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA.

Mountain, Fire, Holding Still. is a ten-hour performance and sound installation exploring concepts of race, time, beauty, and loss in the communal spaces of the Getty Villa’s Outer Peristyle garden. This site-specific project serves as a mediation on death, labor, performance-as-vigil for past and future lives, and blackness in antiquity as it relates to the contemporary body.

Documentation: Chris Wormald.

Press: Audrey Chan, Exploring Blackness in Antiquity Through Movement and Sound, The Getty Iris.
Marbles Jumbo Radio, Reflections on Performance as Vigil, The Getty Iris.
Gregory Barnett, Conveying Metaphor Through Costume, The Getty Iris.