Amanda Romero

+ WITCHES by Ursina Tossi

Since the Middle Ages, the figure of the witch appears extremely ambilvalent: stigmatized as a heretic, as sexually deviant and being with the devil, she was released in the transition to capitalism to persecution. At the same time, she is regarded as the guardian of knowledge about reproduction and healing as well as a sexually and economically self-determined woman. Adopted as a feminist fighter who defies the power structures and control procedures of capitalist patriarchy, she becomes a political symbol. We are exploring the meaning of the witch in our body history. We focus on the powerful and haunted body. Historical apparatus collides with pop culture fantasies and science fiction. The result is a space in which the sensual shows itself as political and the question arises: Who are the witches of today – and who pursues them?