Magdalena Jędra _ Evil herbs – LUBLIN PREMIERE

The performance „Evil herbs” results from an attempt to develop a sensitive practice of being with rejected plants, getting to know their needs, and experiencing their causative power. Weeds grow as they please. They take root where they’re not wanted, they’re always out of place. At the same time, they become models for urban survival and resistance strategies. Drawing strength from rejection, they spread across the face of the Earth and the authority. Just like the bodies. By cultivating the relationship with what is unwelcome, „Evil herbs”activates visions of social-vegetal processes of overgrowing with weeds.

idea: Magda Jędra, Anka Herbut
choreography, performance: Magda Jędra
text, dramaturgy: Anka Herbut
music: Justyna Stasiowska
costume, space design: Marta Szypulska
lights design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
production: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł
cooprodaction: Centrum Kultury w Lublinie i Goyki 3 ART Inkubator
duration: 55 min