Carolina Bianchi

The Armless Lady

Part of “¡PROTAGONISTAS! Resistance Feminisms Revolution”


Brazilian Portuguese /  English surtitles /  approx. 45 mins.

Portrait of Carolina Bianchi

In this lecture, theatre maker Carolina Bianchi gives insights into the research for her new trilogy “Cadela Força”, the first part of which will be shown at HAU in fall 2023. It is about stories of rape and femicide over the past few decades. In parallel, she also looks at art history to connect layers of poetic violence with the brutality of reality. Thus, the artist contemplates the “endless hole that has been swallowing [women] for centuries”, uncovering narratives that have accumulated in repression and silence.  She talks about “declaring war on a certain world of events that make me disrupted. And this war I declare is also violent. Because it comes from accumulated anger, anger seeking language. I wish I were like Emily Dickinson, a loaded rifle spitting the most lethal words in the direction of my enemy.”




Text, speech: Carolina Bianchi / Sound design, musical compositions, creative collaboration: Miguel Caldas / Production management, Tour management: Carla Estefan / International management, diffusion: Metro Gestão Cultural


  • Past
    Sat 24.6.2023, 19:00 / HAU2

Further Information

  • Visitor note

    The lecture performance uses descriptions of physical and psychological violence against women and addresses rape and femicide.


Production: Metro Gestão Cultural (Brasil), Carolina Bianchi.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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