Inspired by Louise Gluck’s poem, “The Wild Iris,” The Mechanics of Fluids takes place underground, amidst roots and moist earth. There, in different spaces, boundaried with sound and light, two women’s energies blend and collide. They give and take life from each other, love and violate each other’s spaces.
Performed by Kimberly Bartosik and Derry Swan
Lighting Design by Roderick Murray
Sound Design by Kimberly Bartosik and Roderick Murray
Costumes by Kimberly Bartosik
Premiered at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City. November 14-17, 2002