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“Let My Body Eat the Sun” (00:36:41) by Christie Blizard, USA, 2021
This opera is an abstract reenactment of a series of ecstatic events that happened to me in the summer of 2015.
Christie Blizard was born in rural Indiana and lives and works in Texas. Their work focuses on a series of mystical events that have occurred since 2015. Their work moves between music, poetry, and visual art, in an attempt to communicate beyond the death dimension. Since a communication with the ghost of Daniel Johnston in 2021, they have been working on their first full length album to be released next year.
They were a participant of Skowhegan in 2018 and attended MacDowell and Artpace. Shows include those at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, School of Visual Arts, Black Mountain College, Good Morning America, the Roswell UFO Convention, and the Today show. They have been featured in Hyperallergic, ArtNews, Art in America, and NY Arts Magazine. Recent and upcoming performances include those at Cloaca Projects in San Francisco, Interference Fest in Austin, TX, Ballroom Marfa, Skowhegan headquarters in NYC, and an opera in Fort Worth, TX at the Cowtown Coliseum. In the summer of 2023, they will be a resident at the Horizon Art Foundation.
Director, writer: Christie Blizard
Producer: Sara-Jayne Parsons
Singer 1 Bronwyn White
Main character Adrianna Touch
Singer 2 Antonia Valdez
Armadillo Adelynn Young
Tumbleweed Kim Phan Nguyen
Cactus Ashley Stecenko
Mattress Jazmin Gonzalez
Bird Lynné Bowman Cravens
Director, Music, Choreography, Lighting, Costume & Scenic Design, Camera 1, Christie Blizard
Camera 2, Chris Wicker
Camera 3, Justin Ferrell
Camera 4, Lynné Bowman Cravens
Production Manager, Sara-Jayne Parsons
Commissioned by Texas Christian University