Tiresias, the new creation of BLUEMOTION / Giorgina Pi, brings to the stage the text of the London poet, rapper and performer Kate Tempest, Hold your own. Giorgina Pi, in the footsteps of the author, starts from our western tradition, and specifically in ancient literature, to rewrite and completely overturn it.
“Tiresias is the seer who understands, who knows what must / be done. When listening to him one is / shocked as his body is disturbing, extraneous to the natural order; it is a body which lives diverse sexualities as well as diverse ages in one life. When his eyes stop seeing, they start to read the future. Tiresias in the Hades keeps guarding all the answers and is a go-between for humans and deities. He is extraneous to any rhetoric of power, not being hierarchic in either knowledge or experience.
Our present life is in tatters, bewildered by ancestral wounds due to the new plague, as well as to the suffocating pressure derived by the ever growing ferocity of capitalism. It’s hard to find the strength to hold one’s own. We have asked for help from someone who needs not see in order to know. Tiresias is a rite for us. “Tiresias, come and speak to us” says Kate Tempest and so do we. This time we will listen to you. We are here and we want to understand. We know that you can see down deep at the bottom of the past, you don’t lose memory the way we do, you don’t care if you are liked or not, you are poor, old, vagrant, dirty, trans, in the mix of a heap of objects, for ever unexpected. Still, something in the coming dusk whispers not to fret. Don’t matter that we’ll lose today. It’s not tomorrow yet.”