Anna Salmane, Things That Are Worth Doing, Are Worth Doing Even When Nobody Is Watching.
Annual Monument to Marta Becket, Photographs, choreography, sound and performance, 2016
HUMAN / NATURE
Hannah Havana and Anna Salmane
1 April – 8 April, 2016
Holdrons Arcade, 135A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST, Great Britain
THINGS THAT ARE WORTH DOING, ARE WORTH DOING EVEN WHEN NOBODY IS WATCHING.
ANNUAL MONUMENT TO MARTA BECKET
Photographs, choreography, sound and performance
On 9 August, at 13:01 GMT, you are invited to perform a miniature ballet "Moving Rocks".
The ballet has to be performed every year on Marta Becket's birthday at the time of sunrise in Death Valley Junction, USA.
For sound visit https://vimeo.com/161108829
For choreography see above, however interpretation is welcome.
The ballet is inspired by 'sailing stones' - geological phenomenon observed in Death Valley, where rocks move across the desert floor without human or animal intervention. The ballet is in honour of ballerina, choreographer, painter and actress Marta Becket, who established and performed at the Amargosa Opera House, Death Valley Junction (population < 20) for over 40 years. She was discovered in 1970 performing without an audience and went on to perform for visitors from around the world.