dreams-bend (2007)

About the Work

When I go to bed before the arrival of the dawn, every time,
it feels as if, 
tomorrow will never come

Tomorrow is never going to come

it’s just a slow surf
turning into a slow curve

many nights i could fly
I could soar over roofs 
cliffs and icebergs

i don’t have wings but an 
extra tail

i fly with the speed of my blood

an imaginary alarm never breaks off
the dead battery dreams around a bend

the roosters never cuckooed 

tomorrow is never going to come
today is a loop
the day before today 

is taking off to the ground

—Du Yun

Premiered by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble in October 2007 at The Tank, New York City