THREE FROM THE EARTH

BY DJUNA BARNES


A WOMAN MEETS WITH THREE MEN AT HER HOME - THEY HAVE COME FOR A VISIT IN THEIR NICEST TIES. THE CONVERSATION IS AMICABLE.... PLEASANT.... UNTIL SUDDENLY IT'S NOT. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STORY ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART AND ARE LEFT PURPOSEFULLY VAGUE - BUT ECHO WITH THEMES OF INCEST AND SUFFERING.

THE THREE MEN HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AS LARGER THAN LIFE SCALE PUPPETS TO FULLY EXPLORE THE TEXTURES AND SHAPES OF THE GROTESQUE. THE WOMAN, KATE, ALSO SHOWS MARKS OF BODILY GROTESQUENESS BUT IN A WAY BEFITTING A FORMER SHOWGIRL (AND MOST LIKELY SEX WORKER) WHO HAS GONE MAD WITH GRIEF AND CANNOT DISCERN PAST FROM PRESENT.