The Delirium Constructions explores unlikely combinations of themes, characters, and sonics together — within the same framework — to investigate the tensions and resolutions of close connection. Social, graphic, and musical contrasts are examined side-by-side: youth and experience, hysteria and discipline, hilarity and tragedy, and sexuality and desexualization. The scenarios are staged, yet the resulting emotions are born through improvisation, spontaneous interaction, and authentic experience.
Originally conceived as a still photography series in 2003, The Delirium Constructions is now a conceptual umbrella for Small’s musical compositions, film explorations, and live performances. Projects enlist performers, dancers, instrumentalists, and singers, alongside non-performance-trained human beings alike to create a self-revealing celebration of image, sound and human communion; TDC provide radical art making alongside real-life human experiences while reconstructing the void in interpersonal connections created by a growing affection toward technological insularity.