On Day 16, the last day of the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence, Marappachi performed the play Vakkumoolam (Testimony) at Queen Mary's College.
|A scene from Vakkumoolam, a play written by V Geetha based on an article by Mythili Sivaraman|
|Geetha and Mangai of Marappachi interact with students following the performance|
“In our conversations about violence, emotions tend to predominate: even as we give vent to sorrow, rage and pain we risk losing sight of the everyday. This is especially so with discussions of sexual violence, where symbols, metaphors and notions of honour take over. As far as state violence is concerned, the terror it arouses overwhelms all else. Yet, even as pain and sorrow prove insistent, people continue to live. How do we mark the experience of pain, now resonating as memory, especially memories of sexual violence that are invariably burdened? What sort of language may we use to express all of this?”
A Mangai, Director, Vakkumoolam