Johanna Hedva: Guitar and Voice

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 106 Presentation Lounge
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Stephanie Bursese
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities


Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House
A performance of guitar and voice by Johanna Hedva(Berlin)
Tuesday, December 3rd, 7pm-8pm
Visual, Culture, Arts and Media (VCAM) Building
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

This event and is free, open to the public and ADA accessible. This event is part of the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) project 'Bodies Assembled'.

A keening. Mystical drone. Hag blues. Intimate metal. Moon hymns. A dirge. O Death. For my mother, who was a Pisces (March 2, 1955 – April 30, 2018).

Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House is a performance of guitar and voice which is at once a mystical grief ritual and droned-out metal concert that summons the holy spirit. Informed by Korean shamanist ritual and the tradition of P’ansori singing (which demands rehearsal next to waterfalls in order to ravage the vocal cords), the performance is also influenced by the work of musicians Keiji Haino and Diamanda Galás.

This performance is specifically for the faint of heart. It will be loud AF and swimming in tears.

Earplugs will be provided. This is a wake, so there will be death doula tea and flowers. It’s 50 minutes long with no intermission.

ADA compliant, private, all-gender bathrooms, and CART will be provided. VCAM is less than 0.2 miles (around 718 feet) from disabled parking on Walton Lane, 0.7 miles from Haverford Regional Rail station and 0.6 miles from Haverford Norristown High Speed Line station. If you have an access requirement, please contact us at (617) 863 6746 or, and we will make every effort to support you.

You can find out more about Johanna Hedva at their website:
Image by Mengwen Cao
This event is part of a Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) project called ‘Bodies Assembled’. This collaborative group consists of artist Wit Lopez; artist M' Tellez; Jennifer Huth, Jules Catania, and Christine Rouse from Acting without Boundaries; Shelly Ronen, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology Haverford College; Ronen’s course ‘Sociology of the Body: Theorizing the Body Across Dualisms'; Hannah Silverblank, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Haverford College; and Silverblank's’ course ‘Significant Others: Androids and Animals in Greek and Latin Literature’.
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