HER

About This Project

LECTURE PERFORMANCE
(SPOKEN WORD WITH IMAGES)
Festival HER in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Espacio cultural El Tanque
14 diciembre 2019
Fotografías de Rocío Eslava

 

LION MAMA/ HER
The performance consists of a visual presentation of different pieces of news of women, mothers and children who suffered physical/sexual/psychological abuse and actively defended themselves.

 

Some of them are: Nokubonga Qampi (the media later named her Lion mama), who defended her daughter from her rapists killing one of them; Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, who killed her husband and father of actress Charlize Theron when he was trying to kill them both; Marianne Bachmeier, who shot dead the raper and killer of her six year old at court; the Khachaturyan sisters, who killed their father after years of abuse; or Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was hanged in prison for killing the man who tried to rape her. She sent a good bye message to her mother from prison, this is an excerpt:

 

“Dear soft-hearted Sholeh, in the other world, it is you and me who are the accusers and others who are the accused. Let’s see what God wants. I wanted to embrace you until I die. I love you.”

 

“Dear soft-hearted Sholeh, in the other world, it is you and me who are the accusers and others who are the accused. Let’s see what God wants. I wanted to embrace you until I die. I love you.”

Category
ARTE, Performances