ROCKS ON (2005)
Created and performed by Sarah joy Stoker
Sound composition by Lori Clarke
Video by Sarah Joy Stoker
Photographs by Sarah Joy Stoker and Stephanie Stoker
Light design 2015 by Robert Gauthier
30 minute solo with live sound by Lori Clarke
"This work is an homage to the physical world and all of its inhabitants. It is as much mournful as celebratory. Meditative performance, installation and projection will couple images of birth and burial, creation and decomposition, life and death.
The planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction. International science experts say that within 100 years the majority of species on the planet will be extinct. This is the first mass extinction that is a direct result of human kind. We have caused more pollution, degradation and damage to the world’s ecosystems in the past 50 years than we have the entirety of our history." Sarah Joy Stoker, 2005
2005 - Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL
2006 - Festival of New Dance, off site, St. John's, NL
2015 - Self production, LSPU Hall, St. John's, NL
The original creation of this work was funded by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and the City of St. John's.
The remount in 2015 was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of St. John's coupled with a presentation of The worth of.
Special guest during 2015 production were Phil Winters, Frank Barry and Stephen Lush.
Photos by Carl Hansen