Galleries / Correction: The title for this event is First Light Last Light. The original article is below.
There’s a lot happening in the multimedia performance First Light Last Night by Friendly Falcons, a project by New York-based artists Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier.
With a combination of music, sculpture, video installation and live performance, it requires the viewer to be both patient and lawless, to lead with reason and intuition. As an exploration of the earthly and metaphysical, it’s the type of show that elicits the kind of conversations you might have with friends after a viewing of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain.
With so many layers to their collaborations, Kurosaki and Pelletier’s process itself is a winding road.
“Our projects begin with an underlying concept,” Kurosaki says. “We spend a good amount of time negotiating how we want to realize and communicate that idea through various media.”
“Early in the process, the music, video and sculptures can develop separately, however remaining interdependent,” Pelletier adds. “It’s when we begin to choreograph the performance that all media starts to coalesce into a unique experience.”
If you find yourself challenged between trying to make sense of its chaotic order or simply surrendering to the narrative’s natural progression, it’s okay–you’re exactly where First Light Last Night wants you to be.