Debuted in 2018 at La MaMa Theatre on the Lower East Side of New York, NAUTILUS FREE LOSSY is a 7-minute piece featuring a bird portal that transforms into a large-scale two-armed puppet, gestural dance, audio soundscaping, and sung text. The birth of a universe, of consciousness, and what follows are implied. The notion of a threshold recurs spatially, between mediums and materials, and in the shift from the nonverbal to verbal and linguistic. Ultimately, the divine ambition of creation and the great futility of the effort collide and conjoin.