cantar sobre os ossos, singing over the bones

(2015) performance and video

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photos: aline vieira, Festival Perturbe, Curitiba, BR

Singing over the bones is a term from the book “Women who run with the wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola. In the myth, La Loba lives in the desert. Her only work is to collect bones. When the skeleton is complete, she sings over it. Analogue to the myth, songs of female authorship are gradually piled up to the point of saturation. This process is made in real time. In the second part, the audio is played by cassete which is overlaid with live singing.