I have dreamed about my words being carried forward in images and movement.
I have dreamed about being a catalyst for others who dare to journey to the unknown.
I have dreamed that the story will lead me to something new ....
An idea began to form while my friendHamish Boydhttps://www.mediclownacademy.org/ (a fellow creative/professional healing clown) played his dulcimer for me. I shared my imaginings with Winn Bray (playwright and heart speaker) and left them until I entered cSPACE and then.....it happened.....
Through the incubator process I met artists who said,
“I have had such a fulfilling experience working with such different creative people, all glued together by Lana's words. The more I replayed the installation, the deeper I felt connected to it, finding new details every time. That makes it a joy to work with, as a medium, since there are so many routes to take. I loved the way we decided to go, in the end!! Thanks again for the opportunity to collaborate! I can't wait to see what we do next.”
"Working with Lana was pure joy. She is an artist that is joyful, finds joy in the process and brings joy out in others around her.
There is always a playful curiosity with Lana while she so effortlessly simultaneously states and discovers the profound."
The process was simple. I asked these incredible artists whom I had met through the cSPACE Incubator project 2021(https://cspacekingedward.com/) to listen to what I had written and respond.
Mackenzie Bedford played with clips from filmmaker Misha Maseka (https://cspacekingedward.com/creative-incubator-misha-maseka/)to create a beautiful rendering of film and light. Her tireless hours of work apart from our rehearsal painted a stunning portrayal. I called Roger Helfrick requesting to use some of his recordings.
His music purified the space with an ethereal holiness.
Mackenzie sent me her work before we added Jocelyn.
Meditative, detailed…..so connected to what I was trying to say. She superimposed many clips from the filmmaker's research onto three white boxes. Light and image moved in perfect timing to the music. Honestly, it was spellbinding.
Jocelyn Mah offered her sensitive, open and emotionally driven movement to make it complete. She took my breath away. She moved in ways I could only dream of moving. The words cradled her. I was so honoured by her interpretation.
After sharing it with invited guests I asked if they wouldn’t mind a step two…and this is what happened. I asked Tauran Wood (https://tauran.ca/), the technician/designer, to run a camera…yeah right….I got THIS gift instead. It was suppose to be for archival purposes only but it says so much more. Here it is…We had met once, gone off, shown it once and then returned one Saturday....Here is the magic that unfolded....This is what creation is all about....
Such incredible willingness and trust!
Thank you, dear ones, for loving my work completely.
The trail of the One Woman Show is a lonely one.
Immersing myself into a creative hive has invited my soul