BELOW ARTIST AND PERFORMER MAIA NUNES COLLATES SOME OF THE MATERIALS AND RESEARCH BEHIND INCANTATION, A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SHOW BASED ON INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA FROM THE ARTIST'S PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.
This interdisciplinary performance piece deals with interwoven themes of intergenerational race, gender and religious trauma from an intensely personal perspective. These nuanced themes are explored through the interconnected mediums of incantation, repetitive action, and beaded object. Verses of original text tell the stories of five generations of women in Maia's family, weaving together Afro-Caribbean, Irish and Madeiran narratives in a melodic incantation. Although the incantation loosely follows the structure of a ritual of prayer - echoing the mesmeric effect of repeated cycles of prayerful utterance - the piece is secular in nature.
INCANTATION runs at The Chocolate Factory on the 21st and 22nd of September at midday and 2pm, as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. You can book tickets here.