CAtArINa’s Dictionary - Book III (sketch)

CAtArINa’s Dictionary_narrative & methodology

CAtArINa’s Dictionary Project Description

 

“What are you writing?” I asked.

“This is my dictionary,” she said. “I write so that I don’t forget the words. I write all the illnesses I have now, and the illnesses I had as a child.”

“Why do you call it a dictionary?” I asked.

“Because it does not require anything from me, nothing. If it were mathematics, I would have to find a solution, an answer. Here, there is only one subject matter, from beginning till the end. . . I write it and read it.”

 

João Biehl & Catarina Inês Gomes Moraes  

VITA Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

 

 ‘CAtArINa’s Dictionary’ is a work in progress initially inspired by an essay by the anthropologist João Biehl ‘A Life: Between Psychiatric Drugs and Social Abandonment’. Struck by the dialogues and excerpts centring around the anthropologists main protagonist Catarina in his book ‘Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment’. In an appendix at the back of the book there are the 19 parts of Catarina’s dictionary. These texts address a universal spectrum of issues that include sexism, paternity, abuse and poverty, presented from a highly personal perspective. It is my hope to bring these texts to the fore in an installation and performance.




somethings of nothing

Hellerau Dresden July 2011

valentina càbro • choeography & dance

sascha henkel • music

gary hurst • video




loss of breath

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video • hurst

music • winterberg

This is a 3 minute excerpt from the performance

at the staatsschauspielhaus dresden on the 03.04.09




„traces“

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video • hurst
music • winterberg
This is a 15 minute compilation of excerpts from the last performance of “traces”at the staatsschauspielhaus dresden on the 04.07.08




„traces“

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video • hurst
music • winterberg
18.04.08; 02.05.08; 06.06.08; 04.07.08
staatsschauspielhaus dresden kleines haus neubaunächte review (in german) of the first performance




„reboot universe”

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ensemble • laptoporchester berlin
soloist • takeshi nishimoto – concert guitar
video • gary hurst
schloß theater rheinsberg 11.05.2008
track 4 from 35 minute performance




vj performance

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djs traxx & tiny
23.11.2004
l’houp, dresden