INSECT COUNTRY

Insect Country is an ongoing investigation and tutelage under the auspices of the universe as lived by insects, mostly that of the ant variety. Works produced, conducted, performed, committed, or documented thus far include around 100 poems, several performances, a collaborative book defacement, an open poetry studio, two chapbooks, the naming of a non-collective, and numerous other plans involving film, dance, and music. Collaboration proposals are also welcome.

Insect Country A:
Dusie Collective chapbook (2006)
Cover art by Chris Martin
http://www.sawakonakayasu.net/cbook04/

Insect Country B:
Dusie Collective chapbook (2007)
Cover and interior art by Kenjiro Okazaki
http://www.sawakonakayasu.net/cbook05/

no collective
http://nocollective.com/

Improvisational Score – for equal numbers of musicians and insects
at the Corpo Plumhill Playhouse
July 25, 2010
Survival Series #1
Curated by Yelena Gluzman
Performed by:
Adachi Tomomi (dragonfly/voice with handmade instruments)
Yoshihito Mizuuchi (dung beetle/rotting fruit and heater)
http://corpoplumhillplayhouse.org/ss1_archive.html/

Improvisational Score, for equal numbers of musicians and insects from sawakonakayasu on Vimeo.

Insect Country C:
August 27- September 19, 2010

Installation at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
as part of the Not Content series curated by Les Figues Press
===Wall installation featuring “Parade,” “An ant in the mouth of (the) Madonna behind locked doors,” and “Ant-sized objects, in the order received”
===Insect Orchestra – performed by:
Michael Ibarra (contrabass/scorpion)
Sally Picciotto (shaker/centipede)
Matt Timmons (voice/cricket)
Geneva Skeen (voice/cockroach)
With Nancy Romero as Insect Manager

Insect Country D: Large/Ladybug
Poem-video for Trickhouse

Insect Country D: Large/Ladybug from sawakonakayasu on Vimeo.

Insect Country E:
Chapbook forthcoming as part of the CALAVERAS series

Insect Country F: Structured Improvisation with Dance and Poetry

Insect Country F: Structured Improvisation with Dance and Poetry from sawakonakayasu on Vimeo.