Design and fabrication for We are all made of stars performance by johnsmith
johnsmith is a whatever being. Channelling mountains, stars, slime mould and bacteria, john gets into drag as Mother Earth and tries on bodies from the cellular to the cosmic. Submerged in a tide of images of ‘science’ and ‘nature’, johnsmith howls: ‘who am I?!’ and ‘can I make a change?’. Lip sync, live stream projection and sound are brought together to grapple with some overwhelming questions on a microscopic scale.


Performance artist: johnsmith
Associate Scenographer: Vivianna Chiotini
Commissioned by SPILL National Platform
Supported by Arts Council England
Location: Ipswich Town Hall, Ipswich, UK
Date: November 2016


All credits / actants by the artist:
Anna Smith, blue food dye, carpet tape, cork, electricity, feathers, foam, Francine Perry, glucose, heart sensor, invisible thread, johnsmith, lichen, Lisa Savini, LR44 batteries, Mary Osborn, medical glue, microphones, mirror, moss, pond liner, projector, Rob Pell-Walpole, soil, speakers, Tim Spooner, Tom Cassani, uv dye, Vivianna Chiotini, water.


︎ Creative writing on the show