Foreign Affairs: Angélica Liddell

1 Jul 2015 – 2 Jul 2015

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11:00 – 19:00
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​​No expreso.
Escribo para crear el silencio.
La escritura es ante todo silencio.
Te escribo para hacer silencio.
Acepto sobrevivir así.
Angélica Liddell – VIA LUCIS


The poem-lecture, composed by this year's Foreign Affairsfestival's artist-in-focus Angélica Liddell, is presented by Altea Garrido and Irm Hermann in the Spanish original as well as in a German translation. The performance cycles through spherical abysses and exulting flights of fancy, which demonstrate Liddell's prowess as a poet, utopian and exceptional dramatist, and contextualize the creative process of her performances.



In this early piece, Angélica Liddell invokes voluntary childlessness as a weapon of rebellion against misogynistic and patriarchal society, which recognizes only three feminine types: virgins, mothers, or whores. Her own, non-childbearing body thus becomes a material for revolt. The entire evening rests solely on her: as author, director, and sole performer, she presents her accusing, personal protest poem.

Since 2013, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Foreign Affairs have cooperated on projects at the crossroads between exhibiting and performing. This year's focus is on various conceptions of time in the arts.

The events by Angélica Liddell, LESIONES INCOMPATIBLES CON LA VIDA and VIA LUCIS, can be combined for a total price of 12 Euro (reduced 8 Euro).

By and with Angélica Liddell

Technical director: Marc Bartoló
Lighting: Octavio Gómez

Video and sound: Antonio Navarro
Production managers: Génica Montalbano, Sindo Puche, Saité Ye
Translation: 36Caracteres
Production: Iaquinandi, S.L.
In collaboration with: Festival Escena Contemporánea de Madrid, Fundación Gilherme Cossoul de Lisboa

Author, director, and actress Angélica Liddell was born in Figueres in the Spanish province of Girona in 1966. In 1993, she founded the Atra Bilis Teatro and has since created more than 20 productions with them. Her plays have been translated into various languages, among them French, English, Russian, German, Portuguese, and Polish. Among her plays are LA FALSA SUICIDA (2000), ONCE UPON A TIME IN WEST ASPHIXIA (2002), Y CÓMO NO SE PUDRIÓ BLANCANIEVES (2005), PERRO MUERTO EN TINTORERÍA: LOS FUERTES (2007), and PING PANG QIU (2012).

Her productions EL AÑO DE RICARDO (shown at In Transit in Berlin in 2011), LA CASA DE LA FUERZA, MALDITO SEA EL HOMBRE QUE CONFÍA EN EL HOMBRE and TODO EL CIELO SOBRE LA TIERRA (EL SÍNDROME DE WENDY) had their world premieres at the Festival d'Avignon, the Wiener Festwochen and at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris, respectively. FOR LA CASA DE LA FUERZA, she received the 2012 National Award for Dramatic Literature, which is bestowed by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport. In 2013, she received the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale.

Her play YO NO SOY BONITA was presented at Foreign Affairs in 2013. Currently, Angélica Liddell is working on a series of theater pieces under the title of RESURRECTION CYCLE. This includes TANDY (world premiere at Foreign Affairs 2014), YOU ARE MY DESTINY (LO STUPRO DI LUCREZIA), which saw its world premiere at the Zagreb World Theatre Festival, and PRIMERA CARTA DE SAN PABLO A LOS CORINTIOS. CANTATA BWV 4, CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN. OH, CHARLES!, which premiered at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in 2015.


The events by Angélica Liddell at KW, LESIONES INCOMPATIBLES CON LA VIDA and VIA LUCIS, can be combined for a total price of 12 Euro (reduced 8 Euro).

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