I Put A Spell On You
I Put A Spell On You is a performance partly based on native rituals and worship as well as on Scandinavian and European folklore. One of the female creatures in Scandinavian folklore, the Skogsrå (Forest Woman), is a dangerous seductress who lives in the forest. She appears out of rain and mist and shape-shifts, turning herself into a chimera, an animal, such as a she-wolf, at will. This wonderfully echoes and concurrently challenges the traditional image of the male wolf, either as an evil force or a guiding spirit. Her victims are traditionally men, but what if she were to encounter an equal female force, like that of her aquatic counterpart, the Havsrå (Sea Woman)? Are they One? Are they two different beings? Are they good-natured or evil? A clash of forces, a meeting of minds, an invocation of the female adversary? This performance has been commissioned by City of Women 2011. (Predrag Pajdic)
and organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.