Highways is an evening length piece which incorporates storytelling, vocals, movement and drawing with live sound by artist Kevin Carey. The piece addresses themes around travel, family and grief as well as explores philosophical ideas around time and place.
Presented at the IMPACT PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL at the School for the Art Institute of Chicago, April 2014.
Addressing time travel, Salmon interlaces reflections on the passing of her family and friends with the living effort to be present in actual time and space. The attention moves from now to then, from here to there, as Salmon sings lamenting ballads, and marks a territory across the wall with her hands, feet and pastels. The performance is transported through Salmon’s encircling leaps and jabs with Carey’s beats and warping accompaniment. Highways is a reassertion of mourning that rouses our perceptions of personal and collective locations—the living and the lived.