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As part of the online edition of Hoogtij#61,
Æther Haga presents PANACEA by Victoria Kieffer.

Tune in Friday May 29 from 19:00 at https://www.hoogtij.net/en/61online-edition/

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.

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