at any one moment in time, a human being operates on many levels simultaneously.
“you are more than one thing."
in one universe, it could simply be: human body—social role—ideal self.
we maudes are interested in the multiverse; parallel universes; alternate realities.
infinite alternating incarnations across space and time,
linked through by affinities, opposites, or essential qualities.
we can explain MAUDE GUN as three conscious layers:
we as characters,
we as artists,
and we as human women.
as characters we have uncovered a cult following of women, centuries underground. they are the keepers of the feminine mysteries. probable members include Claudia Quinta in 200 BC, Medusa, Maude Gonne in late 19th century, Francesca Woodman and Clarissa Pinkola Estes; we also suspect Meryl Streep, Madonna, and many more. we see it as our calling to piece together the remnants of this deeply necessary female-centric religion and continue its transmission.
as artists we research, imagine, and make visible Female Protagonists. in performance we ourselves serve as Female Protagonists, and offer our voices to be heard. we give opportunities to other female-identified artists to share their voices, with the band and otherwise, across a multitude of genres.
as human women we are deeply spiritual, full of longing, and incessantly seeking.
we have practices for knitting minds and bodies, for deep listening, for restoring intuition, to remind ourselves of personal freedom.
when this holy trinity of layers is groovin'
we become MAUDE GUN.