Requiem For a Fly

ritualistic performance, 2018

Requiem For A Fly is a ritual performed using prepared corpses of flies, a poem and field recordings. It emerges from the feeling of helplessness towards the current political state of the world. It is at the same time a poetic reflection on the importance and significance of life versus its unimportance and insignificance. It exposes the role and a need for mourning and understanding loss.

 

The flies serve as a metaphor bringing together the idea of an anonymous number of dead corpses but at the same time, it’s revealing the meaning of each of the individuals in the performance by attributing the names of actions or emotions in the poem read during the performance. 

 

 

Performance duration: 20-25 minutes

photos © Michal Kindernay