R E D B I R D
I am breaking apart like the world.
There is this blackness,
This ram of blackness.
I fold my hands on a mountain.
Three Women, Sylvia Plath
A room. The smell of cigarettes, cold coffee and rot. A man opens his eyes. Bewildered, he starts to investigate. The more he questions, the more he changes. Small actions become wild frenzy. Slowly he breaks apart, descending layer through layer into the void, disappearing almost entirely. And then appears the Red Bird.
Inspired by Henry McGrath's journey living with eczema and his powerful encounters with skin disease in Columbia, Red Bird is a true exploration of what it means to become a monster and the transformation that occurs through an ego-death. At times humorous, at times horrifying Red Bird peels open the layers, taking us through the deep mythic underbelly and into the exotic universe of the Red Bird.