Medusa Libretto

Medusa Emergent

An ongoing performance and media project
Libretto, Composiiton, and Voice Sound Works by Misha Penton

I see my (re)flection
I see myself and am seen
I hear myself and am heard
(Re)flect
(Ab)sorb
(Re)flect

Formidable  - Ferocious

Exquisite— my armor: intricate in swirls and swooshes and whirls and whooshes
Shimmering and crystalline— chitinous, some even say, magnificent.

Echoes return from steel and glass canyons and spin across headlands and valleys and rise from cathedrals, tunnels, and vaginal caverns. The pointy tips of my wings scrape the very, very, very edge of the cliff and I look down on the concrete turned-to-stone cityscape. I gasp and scream and sing with ferocity and mourning and rage.

Firecloud lighting splits the sky: there is space here, so much space.

I open my wings, I breathe in, I soar— I tower up to the place of clouds
I am flung abroad into space, over stars
Over stars…over stars…over stars
I am she
She is me
My sisters, my kin
Howl with ferocity and mourning:
We whisper. Snarl. Gasp. Speak. Scream. Sing. Sigh.

I call out, I shout and scream and sing and rage

I see my (re)flection
I see myself and am seen
I hear myself and am heard
(Re)flect
(Ab)sorb
(Re)flect

Rend and reassemble, resemble, dismember, remember, destabilize, reflect, disorganize, destabilize, reflect, destabilize, reflect
Re-imagine
Dismember
Re-semble
Remember
Re-imagine
Reflect


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