Mondmuschel (tr. Moon Shell) follows four heroines as they search for the magical Moon Shell while trapped in a yellow room. In the tradition of the female gothic each act draws on anxieties around domestic confinement and female desire, inspired by stanzas in Anne Carson's poem God's List of Liquids. The performance celebrates the anti-Heroines glorified by Kate Zambreno and ghostliness that haunts Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest
. In Schmutterer's exhibition, we see women whose dreams are blistering and angels who are plagued by tears, alcohol, semen and blood.
Featured in the performance are clothes from the collections A Room of One's Own (Prologue) and Mondmuschel.
A Room of One’s Own ‣ Music by Fauness ‣ Lyrics by Schmutterer and Fauness
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Hannah Maria Schmutterer (b. 1990 Ingolstadt, Germany) is based in London. She holds an MFA in fashion from Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee and MFA in sculpture from
Royal College of Arts, London. She worked for Susan Cianciolo in New York and has exhibited in London, Berlin, Maastricht and Lausanne.