First attempt to create a personal rite of passage in collaboration with Jade Wilford.
24 hours performance involving 3 parts.
PART I: THE KILLING
Morning time - Through the Day
Making and chanting in a squat, a bare home that doesn’t belong to us.
Attached to every single piece of wood with string.
Drilled and nailed the wood into a sculpture/structure whilst being attached,
tangling the string, making it harder and harder to move, until almost total immobilisation.
A meal on the sculpture/structure to be embodied one last time before our killing
Cut the strings that tied us to the structure - acknowledgement through chanting.
The structure - patterns/complexes/repetitions/reflexes/transgenerational behaviour/remains of trauma
that we wish to seperate ourselves from.
PART II: DEATH OR THE UNDERWORLD
Equipped with handmade weapons, allies, creatures from before and after
visiting the places that hold fear
Tais’s Underworld: the woods
Jade’s Underworld: a destruction site
PART III: COMING OUT OF THE UNDERWORLD
Jade kisses her snake’s tongue and decides to become a story teller
Taïs decides to go in search of Persephone's voice and desires.
What we have seen we keep
We part ways.