This is a communal blog intended to create a space for dialogue between the ODU and greater Norfolk community about the safety and development of our environment.
The blog itself, and any changes that manifest from it, is communal work, living poetry.
On the day of the ODU Homecoming game, Saturday, October 15, a performance piece of the same name, “a living poem”, was scheduled to take place at the studio from 1 to 1:30 PM. It is not clear yet if this will take place at this time. We will let you know if an alternative location is found.
The spirit of this particular performance art is communal presence. All who want to participate are invited to bring a chair or blanket or just sit on the ground. You may also bring a candle in a jar, or an electric candle. It will start with a musical performance. After that, a singing bowl will be played to begin the piece. We will then sit in silence, like listening to a performance of John Cage’s 4:33. We will listen to the ambient sound of the environment, which will be rich with textures. We will sit for a full 10 minutes. This is a long time. You may move or come and go if you wish, you are only asked to respect the silence of the participants. The singing bowl will be played again at the end of the time interval, and the piece will be over.
If you are interested in coming, please be a little early. You may also wear white in memory of Christopher and in solidarity with the intention of creating peace in our community.
The web is already woven.
Photo below sent by Chris