"In my performances I assume various iconic personae, creatures who are always situated as trapped, or on the edge of breaking down. They are not characters but personae, aspects of myself. I disappear as they emerge." (Anita Ponton)
The isolated figure of the lone female is central to Anita Ponton’s live performances that address such issues as violence, power and silence.
In Baggage (8’), the performer sits onstage in a pool of blue light, while her own pre-recorded voice on the soundtrack gently berates her, and at the same time echoes and doubles back on itself, making it hard to hear. This is a woman caught in a place somewhere between life and death, trapped in a kind of limbo. Perhaps it is the voice of her conscience that tells her story, a story of rejection, revenge and suicide. Throughout the performance her composure breaks down – she trembles and shakes to the point of physical breakdown.
(Baggage will be performed at 10 pm on Wednesday 12th October in KUD France Prešeren, prior to the concert by Natalie Rose LeBrecht.) Milijana Babić
Organisation: City of Women
In collaboration with: Galerija Kapelica; Kinodvor; KUD France Prešeren