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Current Project:
WATER-WORLD
September 22 2018
@ suffer 616 E9th Street NYC
DISCUSSION
TRACE
a performance
by Theresa Byrnes

Exploring our spiritual relationship with crude oil.

Crude oil is the blood of the planet, created by the compression and heating of ancient organic materials over geological time. Oil is formed from the preserved remains of prehistoric zooplankton and algae, which have settled to the sea (or lake) bottom in large quantities under anoxic conditions.

TRACE contemplates our relationship with Crude oil; liberated by and victims of its exploitation — the substance of time immemorial, we are caught in the middle. We struggle to define our role in this archetypal ménage that could lead us toward annihilation.

The earth is our body, a holy ground of all matter recycling itself. The spiritual lesson inherent in our dependency on; destruction of the environment for; and geo political warfare to gain control of crude oil may be to respect and connect our lives to our ancestry going back to the beginning of life on earth.


TRACE
a performance
by Theresa Byrnes

Exploring our spiritual relationship with crude oil.

Crude oil is the blood of the planet, created by the compression and heating of ancient organic materials over geological time. Oil is formed from the preserved remains of prehistoric zooplankton and algae, which have settled to the sea (or lake) bottom in large quantities under anoxic conditions.

TRACE contemplates our relationship with Crude oil; liberated by and victims of its exploitation — the substance of time immemorial, we are caught in the middle. We struggle to define our role in this archetypal ménage that could lead us toward annihilation.

The earth is our body, a holy ground of all matter recycling itself. The spiritual lesson inherent in our dependency on; destruction of the environment for; and geo political warfare to gain control of crude oil may be to respect and connect our lives to our ancestry going back to the beginning of life on earth.


<= “TRACE” 2007 slide1 of 24 =>
photographer: Andrzej Liguz

MISSION STATEMENT

“TACTICAL STREAM artists in action” - To unite & inspire people, honor women & the earth, mobilize the masses & attract global media.”

WATER WORLD

Violence & Freedom are similar, which is America built on and which does it promise & deliver? And If both, in what measure? Does violence fuel our idea of freedom? Competition & battle are human nature, it begins as inocent play & is subverted into the acceptance of violent oppression of people & the planet. “Inciting joy”, you can not be arrested for that. Joy & rebellion are contagious, bringing us to the awakening that not war, not love, but play between people grants us freedom, an intrinsic human trait that we must never forget.

Saturday September 22 at 2pm
La Plaza Cultural e9th St at Ave C
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