The Sea; water inundating,
Flowing as fast as flight,
Finally, unable to speak of it.
I have planned a Novena in the Florida Everglades which would occur in December when the bird populations are the most concentrated and the mosquitoes are the least annoying. I would move from site to site in a canoe while interacting with the birds with my own sounds and electronics. The performance would last nine days and be broadcasted live via satellite through a number of alternative radio stations. The sites were determined through careful study of the Everglades Park maps and the Tsans of the T'ai Hsuan Ching for each day beginning with December 2. See map below:
The sites with their corresponding Tsan are as follows:
The pregnant woman has rich food.
Daughter and son toil away,
No tranquility their fate.
Taken in flying,
Having obtained wings.
Advantage in rising up to Heaven.
Observation Tower - Shark Valley
A great number of little birds
Are taken in flying.
Plucking their quills,
Tail and wings.
Suppose the multitude did not get such substance.
Galloping boats, sailing carriages;
Their destruction not far off.
A tiny child:
The hundred clans remain in the abyss.
The senior elder:
Scattering the boats.
Red silkworms climb the withered mulberry bush.
Their cocoons are not yellow.
The egg breaks
The stone infertile.
The great wagon
Lumbers on. lumbers on.
Upwards, hauling up the mountain,
Downwards breaking against the stream.
Uprooting stones for precious gems,
This is a Novena in the making. All dreams and observations would be documented and shown to the public in the form of a performance/installation.