Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.
Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.
I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat.
The oceans poured out of the skies for nearly forty centuries raining down approximately 300,000,000 cubic miles of water. Eventually the rains ceased and the Sun shone down on the Earth for the first time.
As I walk from chamber to chamber the scene is repeated: floors collapsed, walls frozen in their momentary liquid state, stairs that have what resembles a flowing river of lava whose motion was arrested.
Much of Debra Scacco's work relates to geography in its portrayal of location, dislocation, topography, maps and dream worlds. The artist, born in New York City has now made the move to Los Angeles after 16 years in London.