John Moletress is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator and Founding Director of force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. Their work has been seen within the US at The John F. Kennedy Center, Abrons Art Center, Basilica Hudson, Queer Biennial LA, Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, La MaMa ETC, Highways Performance Space, Intersections Festival, Fusebox Festival, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, FUNDarte/Out In The Tropics, OUTsider Festival, George Washington University, EMP Collective, Time Space LTD., to name a few. Internationally, their work has been seen at Shout Festival (UK), King’s College London, Homotopia/unity theatre (UK), Warehouse 9 (DK), The Gulbenkian (UK) and The House at Plymouth University (UK). Publications include Wendell. (NoPassport Press), Boy Tail (Amazon) and as a contributor, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) and Other Texts (Intellect Books UK) and Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance (ed. Caridad Svich; Theatre Communications Group). Additionally, they practice psychotherapy on unceded Lenapehoking (Philadelphia), and lead a monthly collective dream work group for Catland Books (Brooklyn); www.kraftwitch.com, IG: Kraftwitch.
Performance – Sonic Sigils
John Moletress (2022) Sonic Sigils [Performance]
Current performance work is compelled by sonic ritual methods and sigilisation. Constructed digital sonic environments as ritual tools combine found objects and natural materials with technologies both ancient and contemporary. For instance, a hand-scribed sigil utilizing Austin Osman Spare’s method will be uploaded into a software engine which translates the symbol into frequencies, compelling the sigil forth as a sonic element. These sonic sigils are combined with rhythm from field recordings and other instrumentation to create an ambient score.