Katharina Zimmerhackl

Poetic Equations #1

The work investigates the historical phenomena of the hysterical women. Poetic Equations #1 is a vocal score of 15 minutes length. It is based on medical reports in the late 19th century and analyzes the formalization and categorization of the female body through the enacting of exactly these categories. The score thus consists of lists of numbers, times and letters, disrupted by instructional or poetic requests. These are spoken, whispered, shout or sung in a rhythmic pattern including minimal interaction of the performers within the space and the staged setting.

stage setting (various materials), vocal score, performance/4-channel sound installation
| 2016

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