Uroboros revolves around a mandala metaphor, a mythological snake that devours itself, tail first, symbolizing the unity and continuance of opposites. A mythic, circling dance – the reptilian transformation into two dancers (male & female), encircle a performer of ritualistic activities and poetic incantation – as he ascends/descends a ladder, as if to and from the bowels of some primal psyche, where elemental healings and unifying rites of consciousness are performed.
Uroboros was distributed as a single channel video tape and was created for a video installation in a solo exhibition at the L.A. Louver Gallery (April-May, 1979), which also included drawings, photo-collages, performance sketches and documentation and other single channel video tapes.
Technical and Costume Assitance: Aysha Quinn;
Tower location: Michael Lyon
The document of the television simulcast of the performance was technically flawed during recording. Only a short fragment from the video of the evening’s broadcast remains.