May 18, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Hosted by Intrepid Theatre Company
Gemini was originally created for UNO Fest Online in 2020. Focusing on solo work in development, this 5 part series was then deconstructed for The Bush Gallery’s online exhibition #contigenciesofcare curated by Tania Willard and Toby Lawrence. Both iterations of Gemini were filmed in the artist’s backyard. **From Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde: ** Gemini is a performance that expresses archetypal aspects of human personality, bringing subconscious material into fruition through performative gestures and actions. Interacting with land, environment and indigenous expressions of culture, I utilize performance art, spoken word and Indigenous dance. The audio used for this piece was John Trudell’s spoken word and Alanis Obomsawin’s Theo pt.1.This piece came forward after a windstorm had knocked down a tree in my backyard. I started to use the wood to help inform the actions (chopping wood, stacking wood). I began interpreting this experience as an offering and thinking about the gratitude we must not forget for Mother nature. My purpose in creating Gemini is to reconstruct knowledge of self while transmuting cathartic gestures and raising awareness. To know one’s self deeper; self awareness of my strengths and weaknesses, becoming humble and praying for insight. Gemini urges one to look deeper into their origin story, birthplace and relationship to cosmology. Creating this self-reflective piece has expanded my appreciation and gifts I have for myself, others and the land. This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday Mat 18 and midnight on Sunday May 24. The video will be posted on this page during those dates.
The video is closed captioned