i am a bomb i am a bird i am a bell that is falling into the ocean

Performed: RAKE Gallery/Portland, OR. (2007)

Chapter 66:
I am a bomb I am a bird I am a bell that is falling into the ocean

(This is the first performance in a series of two performances that are first one and then the other. The first one is called, I am a bomb I am a bird I am a bell that is falling into the ocean. The second one is called endless ocean endless sky.

First: There are 100 chapters in endless ocean endless sky. Each chapter is a moment, an experiment, a simple fragment of information. Each chapter is incomplete on its own, a montage when put with 99 others.

And so: I am a bomb is a performance based on one of these chapters. What starts out as a fragment becomes a story. What becomes a story is made into a performance. What is made into a performance becomes as close and personal as Tahni can be.

In I am a bomb there is a libretto. The libretto comes directly from the 100 chapters of endless ocean endless sky.There is a story about birds, as well as questions about commodity in the art world. As well as questions about commodity as a performer in the art world. As well as questions about commodity as a female performer in the art world. It is Tahni’s limited edition. 4 performances with 10 audience members for each performance.

This work was created with musicians Corinna Repp, Kate OBrien-Clarke and Brent Knopf with lighting design by Bill Boese.

This work was made possible through sponsorship by RAKE Gallery in Portland

Video by Dicky Dahl.