Some Day Dominion is a making of a mix tape.
It is a movement from groupie to leader.
It is the illusion of borders.
It is a game of Risk played on a shifting map.
Drawing together ideas around origin, nostalgia, rising nationalism across Europe, and cycles of conflict; it is inspired by the current political situation in Eastern Europe, historical echoes, thoughts around my grandparents experience as refugees, a geopolitical theory from the start of the twentieth century, and the music and obsessive fan-base of the Sisters of Mercy.
It is becoming an apex predator. It is the same song being played again and again at different points in time and place. It is a ritual to take on the mantle of shaman and protector. It is a boombox from the year the Berlin Wall came down. It is a handful of words written at the autumn equinox. It is a slogan that shouts for the restoration of an idealised state that never existed, but the shadow of which makes you afraid. It is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. It is an acknowledgement of vulnerability. It is a face that shines.
“Who rules Eastern Europe commands the heartland… commands the world.” Halford John Mackinder
Performed as at the Rebel Man Standard Festival and as part of Fiver Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space
Photos with thanks to Manu Valcarce Photography