A soothing instrumental outdoor concert is attended at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, but the main attraction turns out to be the craft table, where diddley bows are custom made. The calming effects of coloring are experienced, serving as an antidote to a fit of rage ignited by someone cutting in line. The song of the week is a soothing instrumental cover of a song composed for a previous podcast episode, possibly to be used as background music for a monologue in Articles of Faith. The term “articles of faith” is explained.
photos can be found on Instagram!
Folks, it turns out to be archive month. Let’s celebrate! Light is projected through images of Florence Nightingale, trees undergoing surgery, baby animals in zoos when zoos were just a bunch of barren cages, native peoples of Borneo, the period rooms of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Hercules company (specializing in explosives!) Along with old-fashioned imagery, what becomes illuminated is subcultures of humans who appreciate such displays. An ode to the natural world and its appreciators - particularly the author of the miraculously rectified childhood diary of a girl named Opal - is sung.
What is it like to become trapped in someone else’s version of time and or space? Cynthia learns first hand during this week’s explorations - of Ann Hamilton’s Habitus installation at Pier 9, and the Shoe Museum at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - and attempts to convey the experience to you without trapping you in her version of time and space.
a reminder that the pics are on Instagram!
The legacy of Rizzo (who served as mayor of Philadelphia for two terms, putting into practice the ruthless “law and order” approach Trump promises) is re-enacted on stage; a Revolutionary War battle is re-enacted on the streets of Germantown; a film is re-enacted as an opera; and a Civil War song is re-enacted as an Iraq war song.