RITUAL VIRILITY

is an improvisational performance of a ceremony that revolves around the potency of being. With breath, voice, body, electronics and loop of the master of ceremonies – a woman / the artist – a soundscape of simultaneous being is created and the field of perceptions is opened. This improvisation encourages to feel, explore, play with the power of potency in the human being and initiate the return of the split energy, reviving the essence as a whole – the energy of potentiality.

FROM NOTHINGNESS TO BIRTH
WAR
THE SEARCH FOR PEACE
DISSOLUTION – REBIRTH
THE BEGINNING

The improvisation performance is a simulated experience that shows a simultaneous and completely different place from the real world. A melody between notes takes a dynamic form, from clean to screaming, while its structure is caught in a loop until it finds a redemption in spoken words of sonorous nonsense and physical expression.

Due to the dynamics of human society, rituals as essential carriers of cultural tradition are finally exposed to the pressure of movement and change. If rituals are to retain their symbolic significance for the life of the individual and society in the face of this cultural pressure, the substance of rituals must be adapted to the dynamics of society. They must be consciously reconsidered with the aim of making an implied revision.

Society like to divide energies into genders. Scharmien Zandi experiments with energies to free them from their division again and celebrate them as the pure essence of energy.

THE FIRST BREATH IS THE FIRST CRY AT BIRTH. THE LAST,…