die Fliege, die Frau, das Glühwürmchen, der Tropfentagschläfer
die Fliege, die Frau, das Glühwürmchen, der Tropfentagschläfer is
a solo sound-theater performance that articulates three woman-animal matamorphoses. Through the
potentialities of sound, images and of my own body, I re-imagine
the female body, and the animal body, open to possibilities beyond
places of curse, punishment and violence.
To help me in this task, I am guided by a
firefly and a
association between women and animals is historically supported by
philosophy, science, art, literature and, more recently, the mass
media. The concept of "mankind" in Western culture has
political and social roots that have served as a mechanism for the
exclusion of diverse populations, such as women, from the category of
subject. The symbolic and conceptual relationship between animals and
women —and among other human subjects— has justified, and still
justifies, a series of violence: exploitation, colonization,
genocide, feminicide. Animality, therefore, serves as a device of
exclusion for those denied access to the category of subject. This only happens
because animality is considered a space of legitimate violence.
die Fliege, die Frau, das Glühwürmchen, der Tropfentagschläfer” was created in the context of the Weltoffenes Berlin fellowship
program 2021, in collaboration
with Acker Stadt Palast, funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.