MISF Shorts: Saturday, October 10, 2020
4:30 – 5:45pm PT
“Clouds of Fish”
Directed, Performed and Created by Sha Sha Higby
Bolinas, CA, USA
Complex and layered, informed by her experiences in Asia, Sha Sha Higby sculptures more than mere visual delights, effects are made to move with her living body as the driving force. Meticulously crafted over the course of years, her sculptural costumes and puppets use paper, wood, leaves, silk, lacquer, ceramics, and falling somewhere between the natural and the divine. Putting a flow of Images, abstracts and sound that crescendo into performance in a closeup Zoom is thrilling .
“link all of us together in an invisible ephemeral world the experience timeless, Watch to see patience rewarded.” Irene Hsiao of Sf. Weekly
About the Artist
Sha Sha Higby started out making dolls and pursued the art of puppetry and sculpture in her early years. She studied for one year and a half in Japan in 1971, observing the art of Noh Mask and theater and received a Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to study Indonesia for five years at the Academy of Music, Central Java, Indonesia the Indo-American Fellowship to study the textile and theater arts of India, and a Travel Grants Fund from Arts International to study in Bhutan, and finally the National Endowment for the Arts in Solo Theater Fellowship, U.S. Artists at International Festivals and more.
As recommended by the performer
Age recommendation: 12+
Trigger Warnings: brief mention of drugs
Run time: 15 minutes