*This is a durational performance, with intermissions for meals and rest. All ticket-holders will also have access to a live stream. You will receive an email shortly before the event containing a live stream link and program.
In her 24-hour durational performance DIVINE JUSTICE, the poet, playwright, and astrologer, Ariana Reines has investigated the myths and scholarship around Medea, in order to stage a different kind of courtroom, one designed to mirror the inviolable and fundamentally uncriminal space inside each human being, no matter how vicious, no matter how abused. Disillusioned by failures of the American justice system, the artist asks what would happen if the planet Venus actually structured the American Judiciary, as it presides over Justice in the Zodiac. How would a justice system that truly answers to Venus, a planet of love and good fortune, be structured, how would wrongdoing be corrected, how would damage be addressed, how would victims be made whole? In DIVINE JUSTICE, Reines collapses trial and sentence, judge and jury, into light and sound– a single summer day of Venus tested, and time served.
Please be advised, this event is structured around the Medea myth and contemporary events, and contains candid talk about sex, sexual violence, and gender. It is intended for an adult audience.
A 24-hour performance is also just an opportunity to literally spend a day with people, some of whom you’ll know, some who will be new to you. We want you to feel as physically comfortable as possible, and we are also inviting you to join the performers in going beyond what would ordinarily be comfortable. Seating is on a carpeted floor and chairs will also be available. Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and coffee, as well as breakfast, will be provided; there will also be breaks for food and physical refreshment. We recommend that you dress comfortably and bring with you:
—A picnic basket/snack bag containing the foods and drinks you love.
—Meditation cushion, sheepskin, bolster, or pillow— a portable soft thing that helps your body feel held and comfortable.
—A toiletry bag containing your personal care essentials.
Jim Fletcher, “Jason”
Birgit Huppuch, “Medea”
Ariana Reines, “Chorus”
Yva Las Vegass as themself