in-progress multimedia serenata
Swale Song is a video + performance-based serenata about swale ecologies, secrets hiding in plain sight, nonspecific source point pollution / roadway runoff, and passing (in the context of gender).
The serenata form, or serenade as it is better known in English, is a kind of wistful musical greeting, performed by the artist to a lover, a dear friend, or a person to be deeply honored in some way. Serenata are considered an evening pieces-- works meant to be experienced and shared at dusk or after, on introspective, quiet nights. Dusk here is rain, murk, pollution, transfiguration; love, pain, and possibility.