For its last show of the 2014 Spring season, Ware:Wolf:Haus is pleased to present Primordial Mirror, a three-channel HD video by Julie Weitz with a live musical score by Michael Perkins. Opening the night will be a performance by celebrated Dallas composer David Karten Daniels in which he will premiere his new work, The Four Immeasurable Minds.
In its haunting imagery, synth-based soundtrack and late 70’s aesthetic, Primordial Mirror evokes the nightmarish sensuality of Dario Argento’s classic Italian horror film Suspiria (1977). The artist, Julie Weitz, in the role of female protagonist descends into a murky abyss to endure a series of transformations. Her chest appears fragmented as a triangle, her head trapped inside a mirrored case, her face obscured by black paint, her whole body soaked in a pool of red. These are physical manifestations of her internal state of mind. Death seems imminent but the perpetrator remains unknown. Rather it is the woman’s struggle with her own mortality that sets her on a path of performance and self-reflection. Primordial Mirror is a descent into the depths of one’s psyche, an allegorical cleansing to reemerge whole and grounded. Michael Perkins original score, inspired by Goblin’s soundtrack for Suspiria, will be performed live in lyrical synchronization to Weitz’s visceral imagery, inducing a heightened experience of continuous transformation.