We Are All Made of Stars
Fri 28 Oct 2016
JOHNSMITH IS A WHATEVER BEING. CHANNELLING MOUNTAINS, STARS, SLIME MOULD AND BACTERIA, JOHN GETS INTO DRAG AS MOTHER EARTH AND TRIES ON BODIES FROM THE CELLULAR TO THE COSMIC.
Submerged in a tide of colourful images of ‘science’ and ‘nature’, johnsmith howls: ‘who am I?!’ and ‘can I make a change?’
we are all made of stars brings together lip sync, projection, live sound and skin to grapple with some overwhelming questions on a microscopic scale.
When johnsmith was born an atom was fired at two slits. The scientists were surprised to see that the singular atom/john behaved like a fluid wave, and flowed through both. They fired again and watched. Under the pressure of an audience the atom/john chose a single slit. In each performance john crystallises one persona from many possibilities.
- Supported by: Arts Council England, Ideastap, Firstsite
- Developed at: Battersea Arts Centre, Interval Bristol, Solo Performance Forum, University of Greenwich/Bathway Theatre Network and New River Studios.