Tales From Europe

Sophia Hao (Organiser)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOther event

    Description

    Tales from Europe is a staged event hosted by Cullinan Richards, developed as part of Cooper Summer Residency 2016 in collaboration with Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works.


    Positioning 20th Century Europe as its contextual lens, Tales from Europe stresses the presence of women at the centre of tales told both as the protagonist and the creator. Always complex and varied these female characters emerge as they are put into tricky situations in the shadow of the political scenes they naturally inhabit. Physically and mentally grappling with sometimes ridiculous surroundings, these feminine heroes appear as avenging survivors.


    Juxtaposing selected scenes from Pedro Almodóvar’s films alongside Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! by Russ Mayer, Tales from Europe invites you to witness and reflect on the feminine characters Almodóvar creates and stages within the backdrop and de-regulation of the Spanish media and the ideas of femininity that echo throughout all aspects of Almodóvar’s creations; the production design, titles, screwball comedy and mania which are baroque, farcical, and ultimately tragic.


    Lubricated by Campari sodas and especially composed refreshments, Tales from Europe is an inspired mise-en-scène that has ideas of femininity at the very centre of control.


    Tales From Europe is a prelude to Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?
    Period7 Sep 2016
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United Kingdom