History of the Present: Mazetti Screening Room, Malmo, Sweden

Maria Fusco (Director), Margaret Salmon (Director), Annea Lockwood (Composer), Héloïse Werner (Performer)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    Exhibition dates :29 April 2024
    Exhibition venue: Mazetti Screening Room, Malmo, Sweden

    Film screening with introduction by Maria, followed by Q/A.

    History of the Present is an experimental opera-film made collaboratively by Maria Fusco and Margaret Salmon, featuring new compositions by Annea Lockwood, libretto by Maria and improvisational vocal work by Héloïse Werner.

    This intersectional, intergenerational feminist work forefronts working-class women’s voices to ask: who has the right to speak, and in what way? Layering sociological, cultural, and political themes from the recent history of Northern Ireland, the work exercises voice, breath and field-recording composition through a range of film techniques and operatic articulations, to amplify marginalised stories.

    Made on 35mm History of the Present observes how defensive architecture defines movement to enforce intersectional histories and identities within daily experiences in conflict and post-conflict zones on an international level.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationMalmo, Sweden
    PublisherMazetti lecture room
    Media of outputFilm
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2024


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