It is difficult to deny things that taste of an apple.
Set and costume design: Belinda Radulović Original idea: Karmina Šilec
Simona Raffanelli Krajnc, soprano
Video design: Rudi Uran
Speech: Nataša Matjašec
Music: K. Rehnqvist, D. Runswick, G. Aperghis, H. of Bingen
A monster is crawling around the world – the monster of women's delights embodied in the shape of cosmetic surgery, brand names, hyper-consumerism and careerism.
This monster is stealing away our maternity, love, life, changing us into contemporary Dorian Grays. With sexual metaphors of modern culture, we call civilisation, it feeds neoliberal spiritual aggregates, destroying primal female (life) values on the way. Using devilish methods, it does not allow us to see our own life situation, but transforms us into modern slaves, being constantly fed from the source of insatiability that never runs dry.
I dwell – therefore I live? I hear – therefore I comprehend?
What am I – if anything – to first satisfy my own world of images, seen and uttered a thousand times, and only then (unfortunately) I have to translate them into something comprehensible that will die the same moment it was born? Belinda Radulović
A great deal of medieval culture was necessarily preoccupied with the task of negotiating and maintaining the perpetually uneasy balance between the mandates of heaven and those of the earth. Sacred virgins and pagan womenhoods are central to this struggle. The repertory of Women’s Delights therefore includes contemporary secular and medieval church music. The style and structure of the music included in the programme vary, despite the differences, however, a general aim can be traced. As if
in response to the silent forces of supernatural moments, when paths of humanity and divinity cross, the composers marked their work and then shaped it into a unique artistic response to the powerful women stories, each separately and in their own way. Karmina Šilec
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