Monday, April 11, 2011


So, driving Anne Carson and Robert Currie to and from their hotel and their performances, and getting to hang out and talk with them was massively awesome, since what they do in art, poetry, and life is hugely inspiring to me in a multitude of ways. But their actual performance of the actual piece (NOX, based on Carson's most recent book), with choreography by Rashaun Mitchell, dancing by him and Silas Riener, and music by Ben Miller was pretty damn amazing.

We're one-third of the way through O, Miami. I'm running out of superlatives.


Anonymous Dad said...

Do you think that the creative production of a month long festival is meta-art, making you a meta-artist?

4/11/2011 8:27 PM  
Blogger nate said...

That NOX footage looks particularly intense; wish I were there for that performance. Really nice videography too from whoever put that together.

4/12/2011 4:38 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Yeah NOX was really incredible. Super intense and emotional. Close to the end, our videographer (who we hired to make videos of most of our events) got my attention and whispered to me "this is the hardest thing I've ever shot." He really did a great job.

It's a very fascinating experience to be collaboratively responsible for bringing events like this into the world (and especially to Miami), but it's so collectively and collaboratively done, I'm too much a cog in the machine of it all to have feelings of art-making about it.

Just a co-worker. With many amazing other humans.

4/12/2011 2:05 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Even the video clip packs a punch -- that must have been mesmerizing in person.

4/12/2011 10:00 PM  

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