you and me and the devil makes three

2018

three plywood boxes stand in a triangular formation, two of them are occupied by figures dressed in boots, jeans, and white undershirts. the figures begin to stomp rhythmically in unison and begin to sing the traditional lullaby "Go To Sleep Little Baby." the song speaks of love, loss, and despair. the song is sung three times and each time the voices of the two singers are separated and lost between each other. ultimately the performance was one of endured rhythm, loss of identity, and out of body experience on the part of the performers.

originally performed in collaboration with Mary Luncsford (Bloomington, IN based artist and musician) as a part of In Strange Loops, vol II: This is not a sentence, a collaborative curation series by Matthew Batty and Rachel de Cuba at Black Vulture Project in Paoli, IN.

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