In this decayed hole among the mountains 
In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing 
T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland

Josema Zamorano and Eleanor Hendriks cocreated Trans-Versus, for thirstDays #3 Event: Harbour/Haven, curated by Denise Ryner + Tonel, at VIVO Media Arts Centre, April 2016; the whole thirstDays series was curated by Jayce Salloum. With the participation of Manuel Piña (Naufragios, video), and performers Helen Spiegelman, Claudia Golombiewski, Noelle Pare and Osvaldo Castillo

Trans-Versus is a performance-installation that considers T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, while playing with the ideas of connectedness and transformation against the backdrop of geographies shaped by the imposition of resource-extraction infrastructures. The inclusion of Manuel Piña's video work, Naufragios (2015) adds a layer linking the boundlessness of the ocean and existential finitude to the performances.

The inhabitant of the ultracity is nowhere and everywhere at the same time, real-time (dis)connected and constantly (de)localized. The need for speed has brought unprecedented demands on land and resources that change the modern city from being a place of election into a place of ejection. We choose to designate a non-place, an alignment of openings, for poetic conspiration. We trans-verse the pipeline to create the potential for confluence. Here is an alternate view of a dwelling place as arising from the interplay among shared words and constructed spaces.