THE CHILDLESS WITCH


THE CHILDLESS WITCH

TREMBLING, DANCE, VOICE, ORACLE, GRACE

Camelia Elias


EYECORNER PRESS

FORTHCOMING: October 2020 | ISBN: 978-87-92633-57-6

129×198 mm; black and white interior


This book offers reflections on the state of being childless. The author’s own experiences blend in with her analysis of childless artists and the part of their work that mirrors particularly the significance of being childless. In this book, either via personal encounters with the author or across the arts, we meet drummer Zohar Fresco, butoh dancer Carlotta Ikeda, opera singer Maria Callas as Medea through Pier Paolo Passolini’s lens, and filmmaker Maya Deren. At the heart of the book is a simple investigation: Who poses true questions? The figure of the witch holds an interesting answer.


Table of Contents

Prologue: Because mother said so

Introduction: Of Lamentation

Trembling: Zohar Fresco’s beat

Dance: Carlotta Ikeda’s roses

Voice: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Medea

Oracle: Maya Deren’s sand

Grace