Surrender to sweet silence after exiting the elevator at Vox Populi as the outside realm dissipates. Nod a “thank you” while accepting headphones, and then listen to lovely dulcet toned Italian describing dessert and possibly other things. Dessert is delicious in any language. Soothing sounds exude during thoughts of things mothers do not know about their offspring. These things take shape from many hands as writing on white paper sailboats under lovely candle-like lighting; vessels holding secrets, hopes or fears or long held questions to float forward. Agatha has many questions concerning her mother, her origins and destiny. Her mother’s absence is loud within her psyche, and audibly shared throughout this literally, very moving, transcendent performance.
Migration Theory, under artistic director Tracy Sunderland, serve up a surreal experiential treat made up of haunting movement and dance, mixed media and more, topped with an added touch of tart humor, kinetically stirred into a feast for the senses. Truly masters of thoughtful, participatory art that moves—catch them before they go back to Boise for an enjoyably immersive experience unlike any other!
[Vox Populi Gallery, 319 North 11th Street; 3rd Floor, Philadelphia], September 17–19, 2019; fringearts.com/event/another-agatha-a-myth-of-perception