Spirit In Confinement / Panacea-Homecoming

Saturday, 4 July 2020 from 18:00-23:00, Æther Sofia

 

We invite you to an evening with Voin de Voin and Victoria Kieffer.

Live Music provided by Georgia Nikolova.

 

This evening we will launch Panacea "The Castle edition", a project by Victoria Kieffer & Æther, realised during a residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in March 2020.

 

With contributions by: Alkistis Thomidou, Elitsa Mateva, Farah Barqawi, Goutam Ghosh, Hannah Rogers, Imran Channa, Iskra Blagoeva, Krasimira Butseva, Krzysztof Gutfrański, Kuzey Topuz, Laura Bivolaru, Maayan Danoch, Marie Civikov, Michaela Nagyidaiová, Padraig Robinson, Paula Kohlmann,Sabrina Schray, Sanja Vasić, Sarko Mutafyan, Sarvenaz Mostofey, Simeon Markov, Simone Gilges, Sopo Kashakashvili, Tsvetomira Borisova, Valentina Sciarra, Valentine Cotte, Viktoria Morasch, Vinicius Jatobá, Voin de Voin, Yuriy Shukhardin

 

Panacea is an ongoing publishing project by Victoria Kieffer. All publications can be, most generously, downloaded from Victoria's website.

Panacea

 

Panacea is a publishing project created by Victoria Kieffer in 2018.

Panacea breaks the intergenerational curse, reveals the family secrets, soothes the nationalist fears, kisses our mothers feet, calls for revolutionary love, communicates with your lost loved ones, braids your hair, feeds the nostalgia, connects East and West.

The interconnected topics are: Family Stories; Diaspora; Societal & Economic Transition; Domestic work, invisible work; Transmission of knowledge; Superstitions; Self-care, Community care; Resilience, Resistance; Ancestral Medicine; Source of healing power; Paranormal experiment.

 

Panacea is a combination of two Greek words: 'pan', meaning 'all', and 'akos', meaning 'remedy'. It is derived from the Greek 'panakes', which means 'all-healing'. In Greek mythology, Panakeia was the goddess of universal healing; she was believed to have a potion that would cure any sickness or disease.

 

The Panacea publishing project so far consists four different books, each one made in a different context: a personal or collective experiment, in collaboration and as a result of workshops.

 

Panacea Anthology, publication, 174 pages, 2018-2020.

Panacea SAW Workshop Edition, fanzine, 32 pages 2019.

Panacea Castle Edition, participative publication, 37 pages, 2020.

Panacea Paranormal Family Edition, self publication, 20 pages, 2020.