Osmium, Tungsten, Dionaea, Lavandula
Intimate, site-specific, one-on-one performance
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art‘s Wisconsin Triennial
With Café Allongé by Spatula & Barcode
September 2013 – January 2014
Osmium, Tungsten, Dionaea, Lavandula is about repetition and resonance, wish fulfillment and spells, empathy and incantation.
Maybe we are interrupted by a telephone call. Maybe we eat a delicious cake. Maybe we sing your favorite song together. Dandelion, titanium, copper, juniper.
A secret note scrawled in violet ink on an iron gate. Lavender, honey, osmium, thyme.
Reactions from participants:
“sweet and surreal, strange and lovely” – Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times
“peaceful and fulfilling” – Lanni Solochek, Isthmus
“cool and interesting and just a little weird” – J.J. Kilmer, owner of Indie Coffee
“warm, tender, thought-provoking, and fun” – Anjali Bhasin
“I was startled, excited, sad, happy, completely taken aback, inspired by Katrina Schaag as she guided me through her work. Paper, ink, audio, poetry, writing, touch, dreams and hopes, dancing, singing – it was all in an intense mix that was fresh and inspiring to me.” – Gale Petersen
Participants signed up for a spot in advance, and then, before the performance, sent me the title of a favorite song they know by heart.
Documentation of this performance is published in Emergency INDEX Vol. 3 (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY, 2014).