It takes courage and breath to speak up

Eleni Kamma

HD video, colour, stereo sound, 16:9, NL, 2014, 5 min 59 sec

The video reflects upon the term “parrhesia”, which implies not only freedom of speech, but also the obligation to speak the truth for the common good, even at personal risk. The camera moves in circles, choreographing, and at the same time registering three performers around a microphone trying to “breath” theatre as a public space. They come together as a group, but also depart from it, following their own individual rhyme. To speak your mind, you must first overcome fear by taking a deep breath.

Concept: Eleni Kamma
Performers: Adaline Anobile, Jaime Vicente Liopis Segarra, Michiel Reynaert
First camera operator: Boris Van Hoof
Grip, dolly operator/audio: Jessica v.Ruschen
Editing: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Produced with the support of the Mondriaan Fund and the Theater Aan Het Vrijthof