|Lug is a longstanding character created by Kathryn Ricketts|
Music (with permission) by Oliver Schroer
Lug Log 1 – Trilogy to Angel
(In)valid – thrown into space
(In)valid within, strength of soul
An opening with the map
The hat coming off – the hat calling me back
Back to belonging – to being
The three lined up as a sequence of resolution
The absolute surprise and delight to call me into lightness – to absolute vulnerability
Vaporous sweet solution – waking/waking from sequences of habituation to spiritual calm.
Lug Log 2 – From Vogue to Curb
My entry, stomping harshly on the coat forcing a disrobing
I entered into skid row Vogue
Not quite right
I haven’t had a shower in 2 weeks. But “How do I look?”
The play with glamor deconstructed moved into farewell of self waving to a city and yet waving to my reflection in the window.
The suitcase placed on my head, the hat on the suitcase….upside down
One hand in space asking What? Why? How?
I am so far away from who I am – my world is upside down
My hat falls – I let my suitcase fall
My life falls
I sit dejected on the only place I know – my suitcase
I return illogically, resolutely to my hat but my hand extends in yearning to a world beyond.
Lug Log 3 – Transformation into Love
My head in the suitcase, I became other – so far removed. I am reminded of love
How could I have forgotten?
So, so, so sad……
Lug Takes Chicago
Kathryn Ricketts brings LUG to Chicago while at the 2015 American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting (Recorded by Marni Binder.)
A small crowd of arts-based researchers gathered for this impromptu event and the passers-by, with umbrellas, were a bonus.