Present in most spiritual cultures is a winged creature that serves as a messenger for the divine. In Bastin's newest project dancers try and fail to become angels to explore the basic conditions of human existence; vulnerability, fallibility and the ultimate futility of life on earth. In a time of extreme political unrest what might it mean to ask questions of faith. What is it to be human? And why are we here?
Developed on residency in Tuscany Bastin drew inspiration from depictions of angels in Renaissance Painting. As a symbol of the divine they live outside of time and beyond the material constraints of life here on earth. Often in illustrations they manifest beyond binary forms of gender as a symbol of light. Danced by an all queer cast this work positions angels as messengers of the queer extraordinary.