Excerpt from Hanne Tierney's play "Man, the Flower of All Flesh"
Held at Five Myles Gallery in 2005
Singer - Ten Nebula
In a review of this performance the New York Times the art critic Holland Cotter wrote: "Hanne Tierney calls it a theater without actors. I would also call it sculpture, installation art, sound art, dance and an act of magic." - Based on E.M Forster's story The Machine Stops, written in 1909, this work elaborates on the modern dread of the take-over by machines. The story centers around the woman Vashti and her son, who live in a claustrophobic underground society, run by The Machine, a tyrannical, communal brain. Slowly their fear, that the Machine will stop some day becomes real, and their environment begins to fall apart and eventually destroys itself. In this performance the story then returns to the beginning, a witty take on evolution, whereby the movements of plumbing pipes turn into the gestures of homo sapiens.
The artist Matt Freedman provides the prologue with a performance of his fascinating lightning sketches, a kind of fast-moving story-board technique with origins in 19th century fairground entertainment, that often doubled as an early form of news casting.
With Hanne Tierney with Jane Wang, Tanya Thomas, Matt Freedman, Trevor Brown
We are near the time of The Daughter & The Virgin Here are some spiritual tips for detoxing and purifying your life..... 1. Clean out your closets 2. Give away clothes and items you no longer need 3. Clean out those computer files 4. Give your home a cleaning 5. Give yourself a spiritual bath 6. Clean out your car
“We have bigger houses but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness; We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We’ve built more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communications; We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These times are times of fast foods;but slow digestion; Tall man but short character; Steep profits but shallow relationships. It is time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.” ― Quote by the Dalai Lama XIV
Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963
In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Watch "Selma" (2015) today
“SELMA” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
We want to help you regain clarity about your individual power. Everyone has it. No one can ever take it away from you. No one can ever do anything “bad” to you. No one can assert into your experience. Everything, without exception, comes only by your individual invitation to it. Do you understand the process of asking? When you give something your attention and it becomes your dominant vibration relative to the subject—that is your asking. So, deliberate creating is not so much about looking out into the world and saying, “Oh, there are things that are good that I want to create or attract into my experience, and there are things that are bad that I don’t want to create or attract into my experience.” Deliberate creating is more about deliberate allowing. Deliberate allowing is more like deliberate vibration.