ALBATROSS

reviewed by CompoundArt Edinburgh Fringe 2016 My focus is on scriptwriting and production elements that demonstrate some particular attributes of Compound Art theory or construction so you must seek elsewhere for plot summaries and more general production details.                                  …

"Stonehenge" photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

TERRAFORMING

Cronus, hurry the children! Our shuttle takes off any time now.  You have to make them leave behind those stones you carved for markers in their little Sky Watch Game. The handbook is very emphatic that we can only take away what we brought with us. Thank Saturn, you’re all here. Strap yourselves in. We…

LATE BREAKFAST

  Breakfast feels very different than dinner. Especially since last night was, well there’s no other way to say it, a bit over the top, or was that under the weather.  Marco’s parties are always the best. The girls he finds are ou-la-la. The barbecue so tender and the burgundy! The port moved with us…

"Times Building" by Byron Co.

EVOLUTION

During the first years she was unremarkable, like any other weather-worn space of land where glacier erratics mixed with mismatched bits of local rock and sand. Then animals crawled out of the ocean on four legs and later on two. Their wanderings packed the soil into a hunter-gathering route that gradually curved along her eastern…

"Woman with her Throat Cut" by Alberto Giacometti

MEMORABILIA

A good girl, Daisy followed her mother into that art gallery because she’d insisted they needed to get a bit of culture. All around the first room there were pictures that to Daisy’s eyes seemed much too alike. In the next room the pictures also appeared to be nearly but not quite identical. Room after room…

"The Sustained Comedy (Portrait of an Object)" by Marsden Hartley

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

If Arnie Philbert asked his father about his mother Mr. Philbert would always get out the boy’s birth certificate that proved her name had been named Eleanor Philbert and she had died on the same day Arnie had been born. Then Mr. Philbert would repeat how when the nurse had put the bundle in his arms…