PLEXAURE'S TOUR DIARY
"Plexaure's Tour Diary" (2021)
Shortly before the first Lockdown was implemented in London, Fauness staged a performance at Hyperdub-run club night Ø in the guise of Plexaure, her alter-ego. An immortal sea nymph from ancient Greece who has survived through to the present day, she has been forced, due to climate change and ecocide, to abandon her original habitat. ‘Plexaure's Tour Diary’ is an experimental twist on the aesthetic of the pop music video, in an account of what happened to this sprite after COVID-19 forced public spaces to empty, shops to close, and human beings to go indoors.
Plexaure travels alone through the English countryside, the wild ponies she meets along the way her only companions. The original soundtrack is a poetic reflection on the objectification of natural scenery, particularly in relation to the pervasive rediscovery/reenchantment of "the outdoors" during the Pandemic.