'Cockatoos Headdress' accesses a tumultuous inner process of being dislocated from place and identity. What occurs from this loss is a secret (or unconscious) communing, a deeper reading of place, people and social signifiers through essential instinct. The internal silence and yet booming expressiveness in Pandolfini's work is testimony to loss of commonality. The colour of ritual is revived as a deeper way of being.
Part 1 marks the beautifully reflective freedom that comes with being new, foreign, and unattached.Part 2 journeys into the next phase to make a connection amongst place and people, the mutual seductions that occur as you strive to create a desire to be wanted, and as place entices you to belong. The energies of this process are amped to a new frenetic volume and common language eludes you. This is a time of fantasy and yearning. Part 3 takes us out of the internal communing into a broader space where a personal exploration continues. Pandolfini documents the rituals of how humans form attachment and the process that ultimately reforms and informs us from within.
Words. Alexandra Russ Costume. Maxine O'Heare & Kylie Gonder, Choreography. Matthew Day