Mariassunta performance at Dusk, Providence RI

Live solo performance featuring video projection and sound. Instrumentation includes guitar, field recordings, and an electronic organ manufactured in the Italian province from which my family originated, Ancona. My great-grandmother and her cousin Maria Goretti were born there. Maria was later canonized as a patron saint of rape victims after she was murdered by a neighbor attempting to rape her. Video projection includes footage from the 1949 film “Cielo Sulla Palude” (“Heaven Over the Marshes”) based on Maria’s life, which I’ve combined with original imagery of my menstrual blood through a microscope.

Live performance at Aurora, Providence RI: