Cosmos Carl is passionate to present 'Lion’s Pride' a new project by Daniel Vorthuys & Helena Grande.
Daisy Lafarge wrote, I quote: My love is too full of good bacteria; good in abundance is bad. Bacteria are known to target already-compromised organisms and my love is always-already compromised, so it is always under attack. Lions rejected and cast out by their pride are the first to fall victim to disease and infection — of the eye, of the paw, of the so-called lion’s pride. End of the quote.
We present the audio piece Lion’s Pride*, a poetic piece of worldbuilding that introduces Omelas, a new geological body made of plants.
Music and sound by Daniel Vorthuys and text by Helena Grande.
The text is part of the publication and curatorial project “An Involuntary Trace” by This is Jackalope for La Casa Encendida in Madrid.
Daniel Vorthuys is an artist based in Amsterdam. His work explores the heritage of the western classical tradition through its stories of metamorphosis, transforming this tradition into a mythology of alien and unstable subject-hood. His musical compositions are geared towards performance and poetry introducing elements of theatre and costume. His work was most recently presented at Currents #8 in Marres, Maastricht and online at Punt WG.
Helena Grande writes, sometimes organizes events, she makes books, videos, performances but mostly autofiction. She is interested in the meeting points between scientific literature, poetry and the ordinary. She is the author of the flash fiction collection Speech Choke (2020). Her stories have appeared in Fictional Journal and the anthology book DW Cities Amsterdam and her essays in A*Desk, nY and Research Catalogue.
*Lion’s Pride is part of the publication accompanying a series of exhibitions titled An Involuntary Trace curated by This is Jackalope for La Casa Encendida in Madrid.
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