GIVE ME A REPTILE
Polyphonic chant and archaically flung dance steps in place (1999)
A woman wearing a towering baroque headdress, mini-skirt,
high heels and a yellow child’s mackintosh stands with a small green crocodile
on one square metre of blue. Inside the crocodile’s body is a microphone
with a long cord. Steffi Weismann sings, speaks, croaks and whispers in all
registers with the little dragon, her voice amplified by the reptile microphone.
The sounds of scratching and stroking the foam scales form the only accompaniment
to this surreal vocal performance.
idea, performance and costume: Steffi Weismann
Photos: Stefan Vens