LARVA MAGIC

Abron's Art Center
2015

I created this character, performance, and sculptural costume as a segment on Whoop Dee Doo's An Abominable Thawt. 

Every spring, after winter's frost melts away, the first larvae of spring emerges from the thawed earth.

 

She writhes in the warmth of the sun.

 

She produces a pack of cards and slathers them over her head capsule and viscid abdominal segments.

 

"Pick a card, any card" she asks. You peel a card off of the larva, a trail of goo following behind as you flip over the card: queen of diamonds.

 

She rubs her thoracic legs together and asks "is it the two of hearts?" It's not. She frowns.

 

"Maybe next year" she says as she wriggles back into the earth.