with history while turning toward events yet to happen
Cassandra is an evolving multimedia work that has involved
highly structured improvisations in music and dance , from 1996-2002,
including Internet collaborations. Initiated in 1996 in cooperation
with colleagues in New York, Vancouver and Europe, the Cassandra
Project has brought together musicians, dancers, actors, painters,
poets, video/web artists and and software designers exploring the
presence of Cassandra Past, Present, and Future.
is simultaneously ancient and modern, a figure in metamorphosis.
Cassandra continues to grow, to change, and yet she remains anchored
to the past. She forges a link with history and mythology and turns
our gaze toward events yet to happen. Looking backward we also look
within ourselves, for the past is our spiritual DNA...the substance
of our existence. Cassandra seems to be the essence of time, both
timeless and racing ahead of the curvature of time and space. Cassandra
looks within herself and within humanity to discover the embryo
of the cosmos and the fabric of the future.
Cassandra 1997 web album
contains more on the origins of the project, and the Cassandra
2000 web album describes further developments incorporating
more advanced digital technology.