"The night became very dark, the rain surrounded the whole cabin with its enormous, virginal myth, a whole world of meaning, of secrecy, of silence, of rumour. Think of it: all that speech pouring down, selling nothing, judging nobody…What a thing it is to sit absolutely alone in the forest at night cherished by this wonderful unintelligible perfectly innocent speech…Nobody started it, nobody is going to stop it. It will talk as long as it wants, this rain. As long as it talks, I am going to listen". Thomas Merton, “Rain and the Rhinocerous” Raids on the Unspeakable
Museum of Rain our next large-scale, elemental and impossible, site-specific work. A water-based installation that is physical, immersive and performative. The relationship with rain is undeniable for the rainforest dwellers. What is our personal relationship with a changing climate? This narrative piece explores the ephemeral beauty, the exhilaration, and the meaning we can find in the downpour. Get your raingear on. It’s a theatrical deluge.
In partnership with water social scientists Dacotah Spilchalova and Dr. Leila Harris at University of British Columbia in arts-based engagements that open up the psycho-social dimensions of water insecurity in three communities in BC.