Age of Iron - A Loss of Way

September 14, 1992
Performance Art, Theatre

About the Program

Marie Clements' performance from the First Nations Performance Series.

An adaptation from the Greeks and the streets.

Concrete stacked high
Lego gone solid
no melt down here
man lies on sidewalk
takes his space
face down
same place, different day
pedestrians walk between his legs
as if he was a giant spider
careful not to touch his parts
after they squash him with a swiftness
It's going to rain
man's eyes upturned
smile reaches me
from below me
but above the concrete
"Any change dear?"
"No sir, three bags full sir,
heavy with sad treasures captured
by the crow in me.
But no sir, three bags full of shit."
It's another town
It's going to rain.


Music: Wayne Lavallee
Technical Director: Archer Pechawis
Photography: Merle Addison
Videography: Mike MacDonald


1992.0914 AGE




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