InVisible Lines was presented as work in progress to an invited audience in June 2017. This intimate, daring odyssey to menopause and beyond will reappear in 2018.
Conceived, written and performed by Kath Burlinson
Music by Christine Sparks
Lyrics by Kath Burlinson and Christine Sparks
Artistic Direction by Paul Oertel and Nancy Spanier
Video: Chris Grady
Sound: John Sparks
Technical and Artistic Support: Eleanor Buchan, Lizzie Crarer, Joanna Rosenfeld
Props: David Barker
With special thanks to Juliette Jeanclaude and Frank Stack, fellow travellers on this journey. Thanks also to all members of the Authentic Artist Collective who participated in the ‘Aphrodite Lab’ research days and to Sarah Davey-Hull and FH Space.
“I have seen in my wanderings many temples and shrines, but none are as blissful as my own body” Mahasiddha Saraha C8th
“Ancient presence and contemporary experience are enfolded in each other” John O’Donohue
“Time is not a line, but a series of now-points” Taisen Deshimaru
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” Anais Nin
Audience comments after June 2017 sharing of work in progress:
‘Visually stunning’, ‘A sensory experience’, ‘Sensitive, intimate, mysterious, fun’, ‘Daring, touching, opening’, ‘Staggering, humbling, compassionate, moving and uplifting’, ‘A journey through exquisite, generous, subtle & riotous beauty that touched me deeply’, ‘A many-textured and bravely vulnerable piece’, ‘A compassionate whirlwind journey through what it is to be Woman, told with courage, passion and incredible beauty’, ‘An odyssey told with tenderness and power’, ‘A beautiful and daring performance about the journey of life as an inner experience’, ‘Exquisite, compelling, heart-aching, nerve-touching, awe-inspiring.’