Dea draws its inspiration from the play Nostra Dea (Our Goddess), created by playwright Massimo Bontempelli. In the play, the hero has no memories. Multiple identities, traits and appearances meet on this constantly renewed blank slate.
Without any sense of self or past, Dea bridges the gap between humans and puppets. Playing on and disrupting the original piece, Dea questions our sense of self and of others with evolving identities and renewed behaviours.
Music : Katie Jenkins
Costumes : Maya Orchin and Stefanie Nelson
Photographer : Simon Burrill