Tectonic Incantations is a new body of work by Ayesha Tan Jones set at Underground Flower Offspace.
in a deactivated gym and swimming pool in North London.
Expanding on the world of
Parasites of Pangu, Ayesha's queer dystopian climate crisis opera - Tectonic Incantations seeks to excavate the remnants of a broken sky, a broken earth and broken hearts, to metamorphose them into monuments to a queer optimystic dystopian future.
feed the works with your poems and wyrds in the form below, they will be sang to the sculptures daily throughout February and March and their growth documented here.
The show will be available to view by appointment IRL once it is safe to do so.
All 5 elements are in gestation in our latex cocoons.
As music begins and intro speech comes in, small movements from SPIRIT.
Intro Song begins
before there were words
wisdom or reason
before boundaries of mind
there was an egg
an entity in which contained yin and yang, chaos and order
pangu, a being beyond light, beyond binary, beyond mortality
they grew, ten ft a day, keeping heaven and earth at bay
till pangu grew weak, and dissolved,
SPIRIT begins to pierce through the latex
and their body became the earth, their left eye the sun, their right eye the moon
their hair become the shooting stars
their tears and sweat, the rain and dew,
their muscles became soil,
their breath the wind and voice the thunder
their blood and veins the rivers
and their bones the rocks
their bone marrow, the rare earth minerals that we mine for now
and the parasites that did reside on pangu’s flesh, became you
[Spirit sings] :
D E A D
are the notes of your lullaby
and will not cry
for you are gone
and what have you left
i search for the source
the web that cradled you
is twisted and burnt
not fire and no fuel
finite is forever
resources resorted to none
i yearn through toxic weather
retorted remorses are sung
finite is forever x x x repeat
Other elements begin to move under latex
install shots coming soon
Curator Daria Khan and the artist in conversation, transcript can be viewed here