"The female body carries a history of wounds throughout the centuries. Murders and rapes of women around the world, clitoridectomy in African countries, women covered with Chadors in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, women covered with Burkas in the Persian Gulf, death by stoning in India, family homicides in Pakistan, baby girls thrown in the trash upon birth in China, excision still happens today in some countries in Africa.
The female body that brings life into the world has the right to expression, sexuality, to wearing whatever it wants, to creating, falling in love, to growing old, leaving, to be free. This performance concerns the female body but also the redefinition of the position of the women today. The sound is a key part of the performance it is an original composition by Nikos Kanellakis especially for the specific action. The performance will be videotaped and the material will be displayed on a screen at the same time."
Nikos Kanelakis comes from Thessaloniki. He studied Electroacoustic music composition in the Department of Music studies of the Ionian University and is currently a postgraduate student in the program "Sonic Arts and Audio Technologies" at the Ionian University. He also works with digital media, sound desing and soundscapes. In 2016 he became a member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association and since then his works are performed in the annual concerts of the association.