Operatic Living

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Date: March 20, 2014

The home is a stage, rooms are atmospheres and the art of living is a cosmic experience.
Since the Reformation, the homes in Western Europe have echoed Protestant ideals: frugality, modesty and rejection of luxury. Many homes today are banal , cookie-cutter boxes, we carry out prosaic routines; the art of living has been diminished to a low, flat monotone note. Looking to powerful architectures of bygone eras, where architecture was the stage for celebration, in particular to those of totalitarian governments, I sought to create a Wagnerian dream stage, one that captured a sense of cinematic expansiveness and theatrical splendor. I present a performance that transforms the dull and ordinary morning routine into an opera where the banal becomes a cosmic attachment of space, sculpture, choreography and light.