Lecture Performance: Flowers from our Bloodlines by artist Zarina Muhammad (Singapore) in collaboration with choreographer Stefania Rossetti (Italy/France/Indonesia), featuring Vivian Wang (Singapore), artist Eric Lee (Malaysia), and sound artist Tini Aliman (Singapore)

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Lecture Performance: Flowers from our Bloodlines by artist Zarina Muhammad (Singapore) in collaboration with choreographer Stefania Rossetti (Italy/France/Indonesia), featuring Vivian Wang (Singapore), artist Eric Lee (Malaysia), and sound artist Tini Aliman (Singapore)

Description

Therianthropy, the mythological ability of humans to metamorphose into other animals through shapeshifting, has marked myth and folklore across cultures and times, remaining one of the most common tropes in magical and otherworldly narratives. Drawing from concepts of the demonised and desired body, gender-based archetypes, and mythmaking, this lecture performance invokes family histories and revokes the lineages of colonisation in Southeast Asia. The event unfolds through the layering of personal memory, collective history, and fragments of ancestral and indigenous knowledge on healing and killing. Remembering the rites of the Wolf Spider and the Harimau Jadian (Were-Tiger) and exploring their multiple translations and adaptations, the performance looks at intergenerational and cross-cultural exchange through storytelling, rituals, gestures, and embodied movement.

Date

2017-09-22

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Short Description

Drawing from concepts of the demonised and desired body, gender-based archetypes, and mythmaking, this lecture performance invokes family histories and revokes the lineages of colonisation in Southeast Asia.

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General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Citation

“Lecture Performance: Flowers from our Bloodlines by artist Zarina Muhammad (Singapore) in collaboration with choreographer Stefania Rossetti (Italy/France/Indonesia), featuring Vivian Wang (Singapore), artist Eric Lee (Malaysia), and sound artist Tini Aliman (Singapore),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2378.