Wake of the Musk Ox:
Directed and performed by eve Warnock
A HERD Production in collaboration with BAASICS, AAAS Pacific Division, and SFSU
The Musk Ox is a beautiful creature. Strong with dignity, fierce with instinct, and full of prowess. It lives in the cold Arctic’s of the northern and southern hemispheres where it bands together in impenetrable circles to protect their young. This is the story about a mother who has lost her child and has been forced to move the dead. She is one of a handful that still exist, as the largest beasts have been the first to decline and the only ones left have been forced into domestication.
Ahh here she comes now…
Her feet, my feet, restore.
Her limbs, my limbs, restore.
Her body, my body, restores.
Her voice, my voice, restores.
Her plumes, my plumes, restore.
BAASICS.6: The Edge Effect brings together a diverse group of artists, scientists, and performers whose projects and research are inspired by and shed light on the complex relationship between contemporary humanity and ecology.
Artists Alicia Escott & Heidi Quante – The Bureau of Linguistical Reality
Artist Cameron Hockenson – Habitats
Professor Tom Parker, PhD – The Crucial Role of Fire in Maintaining California’s Natural Ecosystems
Composer Alisa Rose w/ Cellist Hannah Addario-Berry – The Trail to Land’s End
Assistant Professor Andrea Swei, PhD – Changing landscapes and the emergence of tick-borne disease
Professor Vance Vredenburg, PhD – Amphibians at the Forefront of the Sixth Mass Extinction in the Age of the Anthropocene
Performance Artist Eve Warnock – HERD