Lemon Tree is a spiritual successor to a piece called Ruminate released in 2014 from an album called Awake / Night. The questions I was asking back then, the confusion I was trying to unknot, finally unravelled itself. In a way that I now know and understand, including knowing that the work continues but at least I know the task. I’m now, finally, wearing the right shoes to walk forward.
See youtube.com/naplewplewproductions and my website www.marleystarskeybutler.co.uk for the accompanying visual element of this piece.
"Kim Bormann read through notes of learning from my psychotherapy and based her movement from them. Once home after the shoot we peeled and juiced each lemon, dried out the seeds, bottled the juice and planted the seeds. In the following days I drank hot lemon and ginger until it ran out. It felt like a ritual, and those actions were as much a part of the piece than the piece itself."
The main form of regret
is emotional avoidance.
I came torn and bereft,
never waiting with assurance.
The burden of neglect
now at war with its performance.
released October 1, 2021
Engineered, Produced and Mixed by Marley Starskey Butler at home.