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The Unbearable Being of Lightness
[Fruits & Veggies Remix]
A Faux Tableaux In Three Parts

Not heaven or hell; more like a memory museum of earth made by people who are now in heaven.

Maine College of Art
Portland, Maine, US.
July 7-8, 2006.


The strangest things are there for me
Both things to eat and things to see
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod

Try as I like to find the way
I never can get back by day
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear


Dramatis Personae:
Mrs. Julie Cloninger as The Heavenly Hostess
Mr. Curtis Cloninger as The Celestital Mechanic
Fruits & Vegetables as Themselves (Neither Animal nor Mineral)


Accompanied by unfolding sounds improvisationally derived from the serpentine forms inlaid upon The Great Chalice of Antioch, augmented by sundry Mental Arithmetic Exercises.

Special thanks to Chris Archer for transcription and action shots.

Part The First: Everything That Rises Must Converge

Part The Second: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Klee

Part The Third: All That Is Solid Melts into Air

The Air Proper

Sound, Text, & Motion

The Cast

Some Days in Preparation