In DOOM, the second part in the trilogy in praise of vulnerability, Teresa Vittucci invites the Composer and Performer Colin Self to together explore the origins of The Female as described and created in Greek Mythology and the book of Genesis of the bible: EVE and PANDORA.
The roles of Eve and Pandora, whose stories serve as cautionary tales about the threat of female knowledge to this day, have been paramount for the position of women - and those assigned this gender - in all Christian - Judaic and Abrahamic societies. The piece examines the two female figures, their paralleled fate, reception, narrative and impact from a critical and queer-feminist perspective.
In a poetic exploration Vittucci and Self submerge themselves into the field of unknowing knowledge. Who is hurt when female curiosity meets the patriarchal structure? And what risk lies at the core of the decision to open one's eyes nonetheless?
On August 23 Vittucci and Self will give a workshop inspired by the performance.
Teresa Vittucci (1985 Vienna / Zürich) graduated from Vienna Conservatory, The Ailey School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and University of Arts Berne where she received her Masters in Expanded Theater. Her practice is rooted in the field of contemporary dance and performance and investigates feminist and queer perspectives on pop culture, history and religion.
She works as a solo artist, but chooses to collaborate from time to time. Collaborations include works with Simone Aughterlony, Nils A. Lange, MJ Wolf, Michael Turinsky and Colin Self. Teresa, based in Zurich, received the Swiss Dance Prize for her Solo-Production HATE ME, TENDER in 2019 and is Young Associate Artist at Tanzhaus Zürich.
Colin Self (1987 Oregon / Berlin) composes music, performance, and environments that expand consciousness and trouble binaries as well as boundaries of perception and communication. They work with communities across disciplines and use immaterial and material means – including voices, bodies, and computers – to interface with and reimagine worlds. Self is a frequent collaborator with artists including Holly Herndon, Martine Syms, Planningtorock, and Geo Wyeth. Their most recent commissions include THE WORLD TO COME, composed for Berlin’s State Orchestra in 2020, and TIP THE IVY, a semi-staged opera that premiered in Graz in February 2022.