Does remembering help process loss or prolong it? In this multimedia song cycle, an elderly entomologist reflects on a bygone war. Through layers of found sounds and a collection of hypnotic songs, composer/performer Christina Campanella traces the departure of the old womans companion, and the mysterious mission to which hes been dispatched. With words by Stephanie Fleischmann and video imagery by Peter Norrman and Mirit Tal, Red Fly / Blue Bottle is a lyrical meditation on absence, the undertow of war, and the transformative properties of objects.
Red Fly / Blue Bottle is presented as part of Culturemart 2008.