Teresa Vittucci & Colin Self
In DOOM, the second part of the trilogy on the praise of vulnerability, Teresa Vittucci invites the composer and performer Colin Self to explore together the origins of the Female as described and created in Greek mythology and the book of Genesis of the Bible: EVE and PANDORA.
The roles of Eve and Pandora, whose stories serve as cautionary tales about the threat of female knowledge to this day, have been paramount for the position of women – and those assigned this gender – in all Christian-Judaic and Abrahamic societies. The piece examines the two female figures, their paralleled fate, reception, narrative and impact from a critical and queer-feminist perspective.
In a poetic exploration Vittucci and Self submerge themselves into the field of unknowing knowledge. Who is hurt when female curiosity meets the patriarchal structure? And what risk lies at the core of the decision to open one’s eyes nonetheless?
In English / duration: 55 minutes