Spillovers 2022

[In process]

Re-reading Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig’s “Lesbian Peoples: material for a dictionary” (1976)

In 2020, a book was found in a well. This well, as many other of life’s cavities, was contaminated by superficial practices of intensive monoculture. Its water, having turned unsanitary, had then dried up for quite a long time. It was inside this hole, then, dried up yet viscerally imprinted by the memory of water, that a translation of “Lesbian peoples: material for a dictionary”, written in 1976 by Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig 1 was found. The glossary presented a continuity with Wittig and Zeig’s clairvoyance, by elaborating further on the rings and fiction bags that Spillovers must touch and weave so as to tangle the times and produce water.

This text was comissioned by Create to Impact Network and supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.

The English text is available HERE

A performance will be developed in 2022.


@Rita Natálio. Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo collection.


Format: Haptical text
Text: Rita Natálio
Collaboration: Alina Ruiz Folini
Translation: Miguel Cardoso