Thirst started with a series of walks, collecting the few relics found scattered around the island. They silently scream on the limestone in revolt against the continuing development on our island. As the rock is constructed, the memories are deconstructed. The performance intimates the invisible and using the body as a place of carrying memory, it explores the thirst for the feeling of home.
The piece is devised at the Solo Lab Mentoring Programme led by Rosalyn Maynard, founder of The School of Experiential Learning, UK. This consists of an intensive laboratory mentoring programme researching somatics for performance making; somatics is defined as a field within bodywork and movement studies which emphasises internal physical perception and experience.
Rebecca Camilleri is a performance maker, based between Malta and Mexico. Her processes involve extracting everyday life actions and experiences from human relationships; the outcomes are physical, intimate and visual performances. She is also interested in the documentation of collaborative processes. Rebecca graduated from Dartington College of Arts, has worked at the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta and is a founding member of the rubberbodies collective.
Sound: Yasmin Kuymizakis
Photography/ Poster: Letta Shtohryn
Taking place at Spazju Kreattiv on the 15th of February
Thirst is supported by Arts Council Malta – Professional Development Grant.