Elegy by Gabrielle Goliath

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April 6-8, 2018 
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Gabrielle Goliath's 'Elegy' (2015) is performed at DO D!STURB, a hybrid three-day festival of dance, music, video and performance at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.


DO D!STURB (2018) invites A4 Arts to participate as a guest curator from the African continent. This collaboration results in a performance of 'Elegy' (2015).

"Gabrielle Goliath began the long-term commemorative performance project 'Elegy' in 2015.

Each performance calls together a group of female vocalists who collectively enact a ritual of mourning. This ongoing series of commemorative gestures is staged in various locations and contexts.

'Elegy' performs a sustained, sung 'cry' – evoking the presence of an absent individual. It is a physically taxing experience for the performer due to its duration and intensity. Responding to the physical, ontological and structural outworkings of rape-culture in South Africa, the performance of 'Elegy' recalls the identity of individuals whose subjectivities have been fundamentally violated – and who are, as such, all too easily consigned to a generic, all-encompassing victimhood."

︎ adapted from source




Credits

Artist:
Gabrielle Goliath

Festival:
DO D!STURB

Curator:
Vittoria Matarrese

Host:
Palais de Tokyo

Guest curators:
A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town)
CND Centre National De Le Danse (Pantin)
Hayward Gallery (London)
Human Resources (Los Angeles)
Store X The Vinyl Factory (London)
Verbo Performance Art Festival (Sao Paulo)


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