It follows a fascination with the transmutable nature of that which can and cannot be touched. Writes Gold,
“Paper bowers dissolve into mythic broth for the hunters who look not for answers, but seek significance and the lowest common denominator of chaos and order. By relentlessly assigning and reassigning value it ponders the connection between the arbitrary and the sacred. In the room of Good Mud, energetic remains of what came before roam alongside live bodies, voices, and homemade objects. To the left there is a small desert wearing a caravan. It knows that medicine must be survived before it can save. It honors darkness as a resource. It billows as we slither around laughing ourselves into the muck, marveling at the absurdity of our own form, and asking, to whom does this joy belong?”
Good Mud is a dance by Lily Gold, in collaboration with the performers Asli Bulbul, Eleanor Hullihan, Madison Krekel, and Alice MacDonald. Sound design by James Jolliff and Lily Gold. Lighting design by Elliott Jenetopulos.