The Earth We Inhabit 2009
sculpture & performance

The Earth We Inhabit is a monument to Koreshan Unity, a 19th century Utopian community of artists and academics whose central belief was that we live on the interior of a hollow earth. The performance around the sculpture was realized in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Ana Mendez and dancers Rosie Herrera, Liza Carmona and Ivonne Batanero. Their costumes feature Koreshan cosmological diagrams appliqued on the undersides of the skirts. I recite passages from , the Koreshan text, and accompany the dancers on a vintage Baldwin Fun Machine organ. The globe is made of laminated fir and bent steel attached with square lashing, and is supported by four conch shell horns resting on wooden obelisks.