As enchentes entre os incêndios
*The water rivulets among the fire
By Giulia Damiani in collaboration with Jéssica Varrichio
The trailer above is from an ongoing project first presentend in August 2018 at Fonte, São Paulo.
This piece was the first chapter of a process which will culminate between Napoli, London and São Paulo. The performance creates landscape starting from the archive of the feminist group theatre Le Nemesiache based in Naples, located in the city of the volcano Vesuvius. The layers of the 'enchentes entre os incêndios' were developed trying to translate and displace the volcanic atmosphere to São Paulo. Subterranean connections, fossilised traces, mythological figures, original voices and fluid images made the performance travel towards the city. The piece navigates in undesirable rivers, listening to the laments of the earth, to the voices of women from a time gone by. The elements on stage ask how this landscape promises a prophecy; how volcanic bombs can land kilometres away from their origin. Lava flows anew embodied by different shapes. Landscape becomes a generative sound, a cumulative collective movement for the dwellers of the future. Remembering while being carried forward by the force of forgetting – beginning again.
Text: Giulia Damiani
Sound work: ACAPTCHA
Scenes: Theodore Ereira-Guyer
Thanks to Le Nemesiache, Elaine Monteiro, Residência Fonte, the AHRC (UK)