Motiv: Esra Rotthoff
Mourning Stage_Paetau_Credits Lola Gomez Castello 3
Mourning Stage
Mourning Stage
Mourning Stage



In Mourning Stage a series of drawings are used as a performance score. These images depict different renditions of the devil in hell. Among this group of demons there are feminized characters that suggest sexual perversions as typified by the Catholic imagination. Performer Paetau interprets and responds to the drawings using their body and facial expressions in a ritualistic performance, where the body, fetishized and colonized by morality, is mourned.

Conceived and developed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau and Carlos Motta Performed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau Original music Isabel González Toro Assistant composer original music José Marulanda Sound mix Rubén Valdés Live video mix and software creator Olivia Jack Distribution Lucía González García

Co-produced by Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus and Goethe-Institut Kolumbien with the support of the 11th Berlin Biennale

As part of Queer Week 2024

Motive: Esra Rotthoff
Pictures: Lola Gomez Castello