No Silver Bullet

One month residency & site-specific performance presentation at Sub Rosa Space an independent platform for performance.Invited and curated by Macklin Kowal.

 

No Silver bullet, the title of the performance means there is no simple solution to a complicated problem. I thought of this title because I wanted to perform the rose.

The rose is a symbol of female empowerment, creativity and love. When I was invited to perform at Sub Rosa space I was inspired by the term Sub Rosa and tried to embody it in a lyrical way.

Sub rosa literally means "under the rose" in New Latin. Since ancient times, the rose has often been associated with secrecy. In ancient mythology, Cupid gave a rose to Harpocrates, the god of silence, to keep him from telling about the indiscretions of Venus.

I invited my partner to perform with me, who wrote on a paper and I transferred it on the floor:“Unlike a flower that burns we reborn from the ashes united and strong but vulnerable like the first flame, like a storm of stars, lightning up the darkest night”.

The two performers during the action are playing with each other and with the rose in front of the spectators in order to unfold fragments of this secret-archetype of femininity, love, violence and share it with them in a consensual “sub rosa” space.

  Special thanks to Macklin Kowal and Vasilis ApostolopoulosPhotos by Alexandra Masmanidi