Singing Theory

Singing Theory, performance as part of  AAS Brainjelly, ‘We Are Relentless’, Custard Factory, B’ham, January 2003

An evening of performance by artists associated with AAS, based in B’ham. I sang the first paragraph of Kristeva’s ‘Stabat Mater’ to a tune by contemporary rock group Incubus.

Stabat mater (the paradox:mother or primary narcissism)

If it is not possible

To say of a woman

What she is

(without running the risk of abolishing her difference)

would it perhaps be different

concerning the mother,

since that is the only

function of the ‘other sex’

to which we can definitely

attribute existence?

And yet there too,

We are caught in paradox