12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens
was a three-year performance immersion project by playwright, director, and performer Sibyl Kempson
and her company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf Co. Presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 12 Shouts
began on the Vernal Equinox, March 2016, and unfolded on each solstice and equinox, with many beginnings and only one end, on the Winter Solstice, December 2018. It was offered as a celebration of the place-based sensitivity of the museum architecture and its awareness, interaction, and openness to the cycles and rhythms of the day, seasons, geographical location, and of human presence and interaction. The 12 Shouts
project as a whole represents a submission to a ritual cycle—an alignment with the breathing process of the Earth, as Rudolph Steiner would have it. This pamphlet is an experiential record of the flotsam and jetsam that washed up on the shore from the making of that project.