Alexander Moll & Jackie Wang

Cottonmouth Liturgy

A multi-media harp and spoken-word tribute to the incalculable, the in-deducible, the suspicious static noise that accompanies the voice of truth, and the attempted aberrations in the domain of emergence. “This performance grew out of our attempts to keep the dividing pressures of statistical reasoning at bay. We will explore enmeshment through the sonic and visual registers.” - Alexander Moll & Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster and author of Carceral Capitalism: “one of the most wide-ranging, critical, and theoretically nuanced examinations of the political economy of the carceral state in the USA to date” - Socialist Project. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb.


Jackie took part in Episode 9: Other World’s Already Exist.


Alexander Moll studies quantum chaos and the gnarly waves at the edges of things. He is currently a teacher and post-doctoral researcher in mathematics at Northeastern University and previously studied at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques near Paris, which was the academic home to two of the 20th century’s coolest mathematical minds Alexander Grothendieck and René Thom.


Image Description: Jackie Wang and Alexander Moll are on dark stage spotlit with a yellow and blue wash of light. Jackie is sat next to a harp, there is a table in front with objects on it.  Alexander is sat behind a table draped in a black cloth with audio equipment on it.  Behind them is large projection of a crossword puzzle. Clues 26-47 run down the left of the image, in the bottom right we can see a corner of the puzzle itself. In the centre column the end of clue 11 and the beginning of clue 12 have been highlighted in yellow, to read “cottonmouth Liturgy”.

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