LUCIA METAMORFOSI

DATE: 2022

DIRECTOR: Joyce Garvey

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Ireland

OVERVIEW: The film ‘Lucia Metamorfosi’ evolved from a five year collaborative project by artist/writer/filmmaker Joyce Garvey on Lucia Joyce artist/dancer daughter of James Joyce and her struggle with self definition and mental illness. On the wider issue it draws from the writings of James Joyce and focuses on Ecofeminism and the ‘Female’ with all its religious and cultural associations with the non-human: bats and witches, and explores how, through metamorphosis and the transformation of form, using the female body and the bat, both symbols of the evolution of the medieval witch/woman, one might come to terms with feminist perspectives on the Self and the notion of Morphing Ecofeminism.