Starting from her readings of intersecting texts both ancient and contemporary, notably The Histories by Herodotus (5th century BC) and This Sex Which is Not One, by Luce Irgaray (1977) which deal with questions of gender and language, Violaine Lochu “re-invents” the language of the semi-mythical people: the Amazons. Based on studies of the feminist linguist, the artist applies the customs of a non-phallocratic language on top of extant, desperate by nature, linguistic fragments (traditional Ukrainian and Inuit songs, Japanese grammatical structures, Thracian inscriptions…).

The voice, in searching for (literally) unheard of trajectories, tactile, pluralist, circular… – explores the possibility of the “becoming-woman” of language.