Too Soon for Dinosaurs

Performance/installation/soundscape, “Too Soon for Dinosaurs” is a space-time mashup which is “evolving” in every sense of the word.   It was first performed for “Collaborative Concepts” at Saunder’s Farm in Garrison, NY,(performances curated by Marcy B. Freedman).


It is an absurd attempt to inventory the data bases of all past and present animal species and to speculate on all possible future species.  It incorporates unlikely pairings of beings – some of them hybrids – selected, through chance, from disparate eras and geographies (including exo-planetary locales!)  There are also allusions to the reach (overreach?) of science and, as always, musings on the animal/human/post-human condition.


Photo Credit: Marcy B. Freedman

Photo Credit: Marcy B. Freedman

Photo Credit: Marcy B. Freedman

Abstract rational intellect helmut, paper clay, shredded data on paper, paint, foam core, photocopies of drawings
“It is hard to see and nearly impossible to draw while wearing it.”

Soundscape:  A collaboration begun with composer/musician/artist, Len Vogler, who tragically died before completion.  I created my own version layering sounds from the creative commons including: crowds cheering and booing, a boy laughing, a woman crying, a cis-couple copulating, a “made-up” language,  people talking in a tavern,
whales, lions, “dinosaurs”, a pterodactyl, elephants, songbirds, coyotes, dogs, dolphins, aliens, traffic, my mother’s voice, and, finally, Len Vogler singing


“Why must we keep on dancing as we go to war?”