Commissioned for SPILL Festival of Performance
LONDON PREMIER: 10TH - 13TH APRIL 2013
'Empress Stah in Space' is part of an ongoing project with a long term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. As part of this, Empress Stah has floated in 'Zero Gravity ' and made a film as 'The Star Ship Trooper' in the red light district of Amsterdam.
Misanthropic yet optimistic, irreverent whilst embracing, the performance is set on the plane of immanence, and will attempt to create a lens through which to to gaze beyond the incessant mutterings of established thinking and into the essence of the human experience.
Meditation and transcendence are often hinged on stories of levitation, and through the physical experience of weightlessness, Empress Stah, inspired by the reality of the constantly shifting perspective, has begun to explore a new interpretation of the sacred.
The narrative has been transcribed through trance and writing sessions between Empress Stah and seminal artist Ron Athey, which took place at Bentwaters, the site of the biggest, purported UFO/Miltary incident in Europe.
The 11 interconnected actions are bought to life using 3D animation and video mapping technologies, and include original tracks by electro clash super star, Peaches, and legendary punk poet, Lydia Lunch.
Hailing from the underground cabaret circuit, Empress Stah delivers genre-defying performances that fuse sublime aerial artistry and thought provoking acts. Ron Athey is an internationally renowned performance and body artist from Los Angeles.
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Conceived and Performed by Empress Stah
Directed by Ron Athey
Original track by Peaches
Text and Narration by Lydia Lunch
Performance Development with Marisa Carnesky
Sound Design by Jose Macabra
Video Mapping and Animation by VjNeMo
Video by Shaun Prick Image
Production Management by Al Orange
Stage Management by Tsubi Du
Lighting Design by Bluemission
Costume by Clare Ashley
Inflatables by Designs in Air
Laser by Cities in the Dark
Photo by Manuel Vason
Face Corset by Patrick Ian Hartley
Latex by House of Harlot
SIPPORTED BY: The Arts Council of England, The Circus Space, Queen Mary University, Carnesky Productions, People Show, The Supper Club and Torture Garden Productions.