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She lived in the world from 1560-1614, and she's lived in our imaginations ever since. Now, Elizabeth Bathory is back, this time on web-cam. She's here to reap the benefits of her myth, in all its forms, from the vampire to the vamp, the monster to the maiden. But there's someone lurking in the chat, and they bring history in their wake.

The first iteration of a new work, being written and performed by S. Mercedes with creation and design from Other HeArts, explores the the intersections between monstrousness and desire, and roles in which history

 

The video component, currently being developed, will be combined with a live performance in 2022.

 

Presented as part of Toronto's Digital Fringe 2021