Winter Salpuri (2011)

In 2011, I collaborated with my friend Jonathan Hamilton to shoot footage in some of the derelict spaces of northern Philadelphia near my home. I was interested in exploring the salp’uri dance form–a dance for exorcism and healing. The meditational aspects of this dance form seemed especially helpful for communicating my poetry into the sky. I’ve written extensively about my interest in the salp’uri form and light in various places. This dance video piece became the first in a trio of works that explore light, landscape, grief through the salp’uri form.