The Lonely Painter Project, an interdisciplinary collaborative, uses performance as a shared mode of inquiry. Drawing upon their respective training in movement, sound, theater and visual art, as well as on distinct relationships to region and place, they seek to tamper with those parts of ourselves that colonial modernity would have atrophied.
We’re trying to work something out. We’re trying to steal “work” back from the lethal itinerary of capitalist production. In this song-cycle, we look to the rising action of bread-making and the labor of African-American spiritual musics as ways of recuperating time, resisting ownability, and reaching toward a practice—a politics—of inefficiency.