leafing through/leaving you

Fiona Spiegler

a debrief on leaving, and pandemic musings.

How does leaving/leafing become another chapter in our lives yet remain so blazingly in sight? How does the heart makes sense of sudden departure? Movement became subtle – within my roots, almost imperceptible – in the last few months. As if spring began and then was forced back down to flower among her roots. Dance created a cacophony of desire within me and in accepting this chorus I watered my garden and felt a stirring within. As I leave I see you. I witness you becoming. Thoughts will come and go as you watch, and I invite you to watch with your stomach and sacrum, hear my voice with each of your shoulder blades as they slide down your back. Your jaw melts and you let your eyes blur as I walk away. This work is something you know already. a reminder of the clarity of hindsight, and the beauty hidden in goodbye.

Creation and Performance: Fiona Spiegler
Filming: Fiona Spiegler
Sound: surrender by Fiona Spiegler 

zelda

Fiona Spiegler

This is a part of my solo I built over Field Work Term. During self-isolation, my solo work became a monolith I deconstructed with care and many frustrating days. I could not puzzle out what I wanted, and I was sick of my self! I connected to this part of my solo work during self-isolation due to its nature of loneliness, desire, and unwanted yet cherished leisure. I was thankful for this practice during Covid-19.

Zelda is inspiration. Zelda is what you want. Zelda is luxury even if unprecedented. Zelda is siesta. Zelda is a laugh. Zelda is a contagious stretch. Zelda is curious. Zelda is play. Zelda is undeniable privilege. Zelda is practicing care no matter who you are. Zelda is consideration. Zelda is here, now. 

Creation and Performance: Fiona Spiegler
Filming: Fiona Spiegler
Sound: After Hours with Joe Buskin, Joe Buskin and Trio
Contact:
fionaspiegler@bennington.edu 
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