Cry of the Third Eye: The Last Resort
with Lisa E. Harris
Cry of the Third Eye: The Last Resort (2019) is the third and final act of Cry of the Third Eye, a three-act performed opera film by artist Grammy-Nominated Lisa E. Harris that considers gentrification, intergenerational legacy, loss, and the space of dreams. The completion of this meditational trilogy which spans a decade in the Historic Third Ward District of Houston, archives aspects of the artist's inner and outer environments as they change over time.
This is part of Aurora's ongoing Powerful Vulnerable programming. Harris- the writer, director, composer, and performer- musically narrates and orchestrates the semi-silent film in this special, live presentation.
Co-Presented by Aurora Picture Show
Aurora Picture Show is a non-profit media arts center that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video. They are dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.
|Country, Year||United States, 2019|
|Director||Lisa E. Harris|
|Writer||Lisa E. Harris|
|Cast||Tamirah Collins, Jha'quallin Mitchell, Anne Carillo, Landa Harris, Mister Lister|
|Producer||Studio Enertia, Lisa E. Harris|
|Runtime||30 MINS, 0 SECS|
|Event Type||Live Cinema|
Lisa E. Harris
Lisa E. Harris, Li, is an independent and interdisciplinary artist, creative soprano, performer, composer, improviser, writer, singer/songwriter and educator from Houston. Li's work focuses on the energetic relationships between body, land, spirit and place. Using voice, theremin, movement, meditation and new media to explore spatial awareness, relationality, panoptical surveillance and sonic profiling, she maintains a focused concentration on healing in performance and living. She is the founder and creative director of Studio Enertia, an arts collective with Pittsburgh creator Alisha B. Wormsley. Studio Enertia is currently producing Harris’s 10 year durational work, Cry of the Third Eye, a new opera film in Three Acts that archives the effects of gentrification on her Houston neighborhood. Recent engagements include 'The Nubian Word for Flowers- a phantom Opera' by Pauline Oliveros and IONE, and 'Earthseed', a co-composition commission with Nicole M. Mitchell for Chicago's Art Institute. She is currently on a solo tour that includes acclaimed solo performances at Moogfest 2019 and Marfa Myths 2019.