by Carolyn Defrin & Abigail Boucher
This audio-visual installation, commissioned by the Albany theatre, premiered at Deptford Lounge in London in November 2019.
It featured original poetry, provocative kissing questions and a hotline for library patrons to call in and listen to local Deptford stories.
Created in collalboration with composer, Mikhail Fiksel.
Image design by Tom McDowell.
one hundred thousand kisses
by Carolyn Defrin
In this rubble rust red heartbreak time of tumult
grows a movement of remembering
of a hundred thousand kisses that you gave me and a hundred thousand more
I’ve yet to give
this shape will shift
these holes will hold
and a healing will become me
in the meantime
in the waiting, willing wanting time
let my forensic heart shine light and show that even just one hundred thousandth
of a kiss
burns brighter than a bomb