Birth ( re enactment)
It’s a collaborative performance between Vicky shajehan , Chathuri nissansala and shiromi subasinghe ( Chathuri’s mom) , R. Rasamma (Vicky grandma )
“First comes word” (Derrida )This performance embodies the aspect of recontextualization of textual identity, matriarchy and embodiment of “ what is healing”. Inter layering each connotations as mark makings within the embodied space of intimacy. Culminating a ritualistic process of unlearning the imperial sediments of the past , present to create a promised future.
What we observe here are mutations occurring within structural transcendence from memory to history. How testimonial or oral history of a being “ I was here” gradually eradicated from living history . ( they exist mounted as windows of re-evaluation of history) . Yet a lived body questions through time and space, its emplacement and displacement within the context of history’s time and space.
Performances culminates an atmosphere of “myth and ritual” creating personas unbound across spatial and temporal limits. Creating a pragmatic outlook upon the promise of futurity, femme re territorialization. Each performance structured under narratives creating reexamination of the pastness, Anthrops , intergenerational chrono biopolitics.
The costume which the en actor Vicky shajehan wears brings in this hypothesis of as a queer identity where does her body exists within this culture( southern curative practices) and with historical structuralism.
Can we dissect the existence of inherent chrono normative structures that altered us from generation to generation. From mother to child , to our ancestors in forms of heritage , culture and topography .