Neil de la Flor & Mario Matus & Cynthia Daffron
Cynthia, the witch and the warlock
Mario, the Virgin Mary as Guadalupe
Neil, the Tetragrammaton.
What is our culture?
We propose to be handsome monkey kings and queens. Cynthia, the princess
of kings, said: ham! And: Ham-ham! Kings ham it up, leave me just a
minor step-daughter down, Princess. Daddy said Princess, and sister,
mother and I turned and answered. It pays to vary endearments. Red
buttocks make for great commanders. Bareback gibbons make for great
generals. The Princess Dowager eats autohistorias.
Our Actual Proposal
Create a sacred text (Bible) and an altar out of found material
(helmets, plywood, random pots and pans).
Paint, write, free write, merge stuff, photograph, drawings, digital
camera, hokey pokey.
Theme: The merging of the individual, where does one start and the other
end, what is religion, who am I, who are you, who pooped, what is
culture? How about being caught between cultures, synchronicity - things
occurring at the same time for a reason (e. g.)
We’ll build an altar consisting of 4 sides, one each for each
individual and the last as an amalgamation of the group. The whole is
greater than the sum of its parts. As individuals, we have the option to
pick and choose who and what (yes, the dog did take one of my socks) we
are. This relates to all things including gender, gender orientation,
culture, and faith. We all have an origin but it is up to the individual
to decide the destination.
(And I thought I was a gong, a big gong.)
Create a bile of sacred texts.
(But I was wrong, I was not a gong. I am gone, gone with the windows. )
It’s not about the altar or the text, but about us. The way we work
together and manipulate our reality. We will preamble.
Synopsis: This brief proposal outlines our attempt to encompass and form
a syncretism of three individuals into a new unit = multi-dimensional,
multi-genre, in multi-realities, multi-lingual, multi-phasic, etc. A
collaboration is a coming together of disparate elements, in this case
characters, whereby a new element is formed. This is not unlike the
combining of different metals to forge a new alloy like steel. Perhaps
it is the fissioning into individual parts that is dangerous and
misleading (nuclear power and the inability to coalesce a completely
individual atomic particle) and it is the fusion of parts that can
create (the sun, the earth).
What is culture, club and clash?