A performance collaboration with Jamie Hamilton August 4, 2018 in partnership with Maiden LA.
Absolute contingency describes the extravagant idea that nothing is necessary or subject to reason, rather everything must be able to be otherwise. Exhilarating or nihilistic? Exhilarating and nihilistic? This performance was a riff on Bernini’s St.Teresa incorporating a sculpture of aluminum and dichroic glass called Compound Growth by Jamie Hamilton and fabric remnants culled from garment factories in the building. Instead of divine light, this Teresa receives drops of black oil on her heart in a meditation on the anthropocene era and the replacement of religious belief with absolute contingency.