Reimagining a magical myth of origins
Isis, Osiris and Seth are divine Egyptian triplets. Together they are the subjects of many stories of scorching love, deadly jealousy and magical (re)birth.
Ancient myths explain to us things that we cannot remember: the origins of the world and the start of our own lives. Director Ulrike Quade reshapes one such myth. In collaboration with audiovisual makers collective The Transketeers, she bridges Egyptian gods with contemporary notions of identity, gender and fertility. If we can rewrite the stories of our origins, could we then also reshape our identities?
Theater, dance, shadow play, visual art, music and documentary audio fragments coalesce in a hypnotising show with poetic music and piercing images. Womb m/f/x is a new show about ancient family ties and passing on life; a myth of origins that helps to unpick a time of identity politics and perceived control over our lives.