PREMIERE IN 2018
The Medea Project is a feminist contemporary re-imagining of the classic story of Medea that intertwines classic texts with Heiner Muller's Medea text and interviews with real contemporary Medea-like women to speak of women’s experiences of loss and living in cultures alien to their own.
The Medea Project is set in an environmental wasteland - a despoiled landscape - with a river running through the centre and awash with water, rocks, fish bones - inhabited by a Medea, a Jasonic narrator with a turntable and rowing machine/boat, and a large screen which overlooks the space, and plays an interview sourced from and giving voice to a number of contemporary Medea-like women.
I have no city, no mother, sister or relation.
I was carried off,
A trophy from a barbarian country.
Deborah Leiser-Moore: Concept, Writer and Performer
Richard Moore: Dramaturgy and Performer
Davina Wright: Co-Writer of interview/Filmed performer
Jacques Soddell: Sound Designer
Susan Bamford Caleo: Vocal
Ro Doolan - Fool Clothing: Costume Designer
Soundscape below: Despoiled LandscapeV1 by Jacque Soddell
Jacques: Sound is used in the piece as a textual landscape in which the piece exists. My composition is intended for multi channels and the soundscape will emerge from different and surprising places in the space (including the fish bones in the landscape).
I have already collected and recorded sounds for the piece which I have begun to put together as sound compositions. These include the sharpening of knife blades; water sounds, street sounds and some natural environmental sounds. My work is an investigation into experimentation in deconstructing natural sounds (field recordings) to create new sounds & textures for performance.
Footscray Arts Centre
Focus on Women Programme
Development at Footscray Arts Centre
Domino (Zagreb, Croatia)
Directors Lab Melbourne
La Trobe University