"WE HUMANS GO DOWN ANYWAY,
NOW THE TIME HAS COME
TO DESIGN THE EXPERIENCE OF
-EVITA ATIVE 2018-
THE NEIGH SAYER
Each era creates or revives mythologies to help make sense of the world. The Neigh-sayer is a short film, extending the myth of an ancient mystical creature in to a surreal scenario. The film depicts a BBC News scene in which women rule the world, featuring an interview with the head of an imaginary institution; the HistoryFactory – a meminist activist movement led by Sir Henry Charles Philip Turner – the white working unicorn. The myth of the monoceros transposed into the fiction of the white working leader, advocating men’s rights. The script is based on actual statistics on gender inequality within the creative sectors, with a focus on the film industry.
"THE NEIGH SAYER" - Film by Evita Rigert, Heather Griffin and Annamaria Merkel
CALL ME CO-PLAINTIFF*
Call me co-plaintiff* is an operatic miniature inspired by Theodor Storm’s old German literary fairy tale; die Regentrude (1863). The narrative is a homage to a mythological figure; the deity of all springs. The Libretto emerged through synthesizing the story with an ancient Anglo-Saxon medical text of a healing remedy called Lacnunga.
FILM & PERFORMANCE by Evita Rigert, Annamaria Merkel, Ryan Eykholt, Chris Harris & Emilia Tapprest