from his rib : 2013
From His Rib is a 20 minute live-theatre solo performance exploring themes of power, desire, violence, agency, isolation, punishment and accountability; themes surrounding the Christian myth and fall of the 1st woman Eve (or 2nd woman, according to other texts). Eve was created by God, from the rib of the first man, Adam.
Eve was the first existentialist. She wrestled with humanity's first moral dilemma - she risked relinquishing immortality for the pursuit of knowledge and the unknown. Somebody had to do it.....
The body of the artist acts as 'agency for repair' when the audience is asked to throw apples directly at the artist.......a live and transgressive communal action, recalling ancestral blame, in the hopes of exorcising this mythic cellular memory.
Sound design by Marc Chesterman
images of from his rib, at the basement studio theatre. a part of the solo show "champagne & limousines" curated by auckland blackout performance assembly (cat ruka)
Review of From His Rib