WORDS LIKE OEDIPUS II
as half a human
The play takes place in an installation
that resembles a uterus
with a red liquid that represents the umbilical chord
to drip through a tube onto Oedipus.
Although Jocasta had recognised her son,
she did nothing to prevent the act of incest,
while Oedipus wanted to return to the darkness of the womb.
The installation is shrinking
and enclosing them in the blood.
As we grow older, the distance from the womb increases;
and this fear of separation is called 'the fear of death'.
Written and Directed by Artemis Chrysostomidou
Performed by Dimitris Fourlis, Rea Sam