On August 8th, 13 East Tulane hosted Meg Shevenock's performance Losses's Test- a performance that layered sculpture, text, poem, installation, video, music and artifact.
Below we (13 East Tulane in collaboration with Meg) are sharing some photos and Meg's comments from the evening. A text excerpt from the performance is coming soon.
Everything's a stage really.
"Blink" (REAL TIME!!!!)
Roland Barthes, in his essay “The ‘Nautilus’ and the Drunken Boat,” writes of our desire for enclosure through the lens of Jules Verne. For Verne, Barthes writes, ships represent “a common delight in the finite,” and the sailor’s pleasure at his cubby below deck is akin to the child’s delight in huts, forts, tents and the like. To eliminate any tug for what lay beyond the self—the elimination I sought in my chair-fort, from outer, confusing desire.
On the walkman, song one: "You Can't Hurry Love," Phil Collins version.
I love Elizabeth. Who kicked things off by pulling Dickinson off the shelf and meandering through the crowd, reading, in her sure voice, "It was not Death"' before passing off to me
A year's worth of most dog-eared.
all above photos and comments courtesy of Meg Shevenock
And...below are a few stills from Meg's performance/reading. Each bundle of reading was contained, tied with twine, in a small box within this trap. The performance concluded with Song One, "You Can't Hurry Love" Phil Collins version on the boombox.