How to sing a prophecy with performer Helena Rice, Santarcangelo dei Teatri 2017
This performance lecture was developed and presented in Santarcangelo dei Teatri (Italy) and Goldmsiths University in London in 2017. It offered a meditation on the effect of archival research on a writing practice. Starting from a set of ideas which inspired the feminist group Le Nemesiache, the performers presented an open rehearsal. Both the text and the presentation of this were experiments for a longer script, expressions in search of a dramaturgy. With the support of Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Italy.
An extract from the script can be found below
How to Sing a Prophecy
Enchantment, attachment, lava, saliva, proximity, women, women, translation, foundation, liberating rhythms. By way of presenting, meaning the placing before the audience, writer Giulia Damiani delivered images and etymologies which cut through the words above and more. This included a manifestation of the feminist collective Le Nemesiache and her soliloquy emerging from the encounter with the group together with performer Helena Rice.You encounter figures of women, volcanoes, laments and attempts at making prophecies and fables. What happens when prophecy becomes a method for dramaturgy, when prediction and disbelief are the hinges of performative composition?