In DOOM, the second part in the trilogy in praise of vulnerability, Teresa Vittucci invites the Composer and Performer Colin Self to explore the origins of The Female as described and created in Greek Mythology and the book of Genesis of the bible: EVE and PANDORA. The roles of Eve and Pandora, whose stories serve as cautionary tales about the threat of female knowledge to this day, have been paramount for the position of people assigned to the gender "woman" in all Christian Judaic and Abrahamic societies. The piece examines the two female figures, their paralleled fate, reception, narrative and impact from a critical and queer-feminist perspective. In a poetic exploration Vittucci and Self submerge themselves into the field of unknowing knowledge. Who is hurt when female curiosity meets the patriarchal structure? And what risk lies at the core of the decision to open one's eyes nonetheless?
choreography, performance Teresa Vittucci
composition, performance Colin Self
stage Anna Wohlgemuth
lighting design Thomas Giger
technical direction Anahí Pérez, Marek Lamprecht
dramaturgical advice Benjamin Egger
dramturgical support Marc Streit
production/tour management Kira Koplin / GROUNDWORKERS
administration Karin Erdmann
A production of OH DEAR! Zurich and OH DEAR productions Vienna in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzhaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Arsenic Lausanne, Théâtre St-Gervais Genève, Art Stations Foundation CH, WUK Vienna. Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia Schweizerische Kulturstiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stiftung Ernst Göhner and Stadt Wien Kultur. With special thanks to Theater Neumarkt.