Words Off the Page
As much as I enjoy traditional literary forms, multimedia work has a kinetic quality all its own. Whether it’s compositions that include music and prose, collaborating with a choreographer or creating art pieces that showcase visual narratives alongside story, I explore those intersections in hopes of finding something fresh for the audience. This month I have a couple of pieces up around St. Pete.
Howbeit, is exhibited in the Pride & Joy show at Mize Gallery until July. It comprises three interrelated pieces that use poetry, found objects and paper to create a meditation on freedom.
River of Dreams is a prose piece up at the Museum of Fine Arts downtown. As part of the SunLit festival, the museum partnered with Keep St. Pete Lit and Carousel for Literary Carousel at the MFA, an evening of performances by local authors reading works inspired by selections of photographs from the museum’s archives. It’s on display until September. The stories range from the hilarious to the magical (where my piece lies) and the photography spans several decades.