fear & feminisms

in this lecture-performance, two people, well-versed in archival knowledge of fears, stand together to evoke fears from the past, present, and future—whether autobiographical or not. these fears transcend into sociological manifestations, reflecting the political control exerted over society and individuals. internal conflicts within each performer give rise to a fragmented presentation, characterized by small acts of healing that seek to turn poison into remedy. nostalgically and personally, they evoke significant moments in feminist performance art, followed by a reflective exploration of contemporary feminist practice. the lecture culminates with the reenactment of two feminist performances from the twentieth century.

this lecture performance received the rede ex aequo prize 2015 – an event that annually honored, from 2005 to 2015, figures from the media, arts, and entertainment industries who, through their work, positively brought visibility to lgbt issues.

co-creators and performers: maria gil, miguel bonneville. stage set assistance: pedro silva. visual content: joana linda. co-production: teatro do silêncio, negócio/zdb. support: fundação calouste gulbenkian, junta de freguesia de carnide.

26th -27th of july 2013, negócio – zdb, lisbon, portugal

streaming: 1st – 5th of march 2021, teatro viriato, viseu, portugal
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17th – 20th of december 2014, negócio/zdb, festival temps d’images, lisbon, portugal

©m̶i̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ bonneville

©joana linda

©luís martins

©joana linda