"Honesty matters. Vulnerability matters. Being open
about who you were
at a moment in time
when you were
in a difficult or
an impossible place
matters more than anything."
- Neil Gaiman, from
his introduction to
All These Wonders,
from The Moth
“The stories not only maintain their oral integrity but take on new dimensions, allowing you
to ponder a turn of events or swirl the language around in your head without missing the next part of the story.”
- The New York Times Magazine
AGAINST ALL ODDS
As The Widow in The Great City of Chloe by Italo Calvino
As Flo in Samuel Beckett's Come and Go
Two original dramaticules
followed by S. Beckett's
Come and Go
What is the Word by Samuel Beckett
Birds of Paradise | 2003 : by Julia Montilla
Birds of Paradise alludes to the parallelisms between women and birds that come from art and literature. Frequently, in Western mythology, emancipated women and those opposed to the patriarchal order were given some birdlike features. This is a theme I have previously tackled in the video La pájara (2002) and which I continue in this one, creating a documentary that humorously analyses the image of the vamp, those birds who terrified some intellectuals and artists during the last half of the XIX century. It is a tribute to all those Liliths, mermaids, harpies, ‘lamias’ (female vampires from Basque mythology), and other beautiful bloodsuckers with their free sexuality, which a century and a half later seem condemned to carry on preening their feathers.
Opening Act for Camille Paglia
As Blanche Wittmann in Some Historic Some Hysteric
A Multimedia theatre piece set in
Dr. Jean Martin Charcot's Salpêtrière
medical center in 19th century Paris,
where hysteria became theatre and neuropsychology was invented.
Doctor Jean Martin Charcot photographed his subjects who performed their own hysteria during his
famous Tuesday lectures.
He examined the visual fields of the hysterics and affirmed: "The hysterics see everything in black and white but
rather often the notion of
By Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Turkish film director, screen writer and photographer.
Winner of the highest prize of 2014
Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.