The Journeys of Cliza
The Journeys of Cliza is an experimental queer narrative depicting a mythical universe occupied by transmogrified beings engaged in an endless struggle over power...
- Performance and video excerpts -
Cliza @ Villa Borghese
Cliza, a warrior descendant of Turiacus, roams through the Villa Borghese at night, seeking other warriors to form their own House.
The House of Cliza @ BSR Library
Having founded their own House, Cliza and their warriors occupy the library at the British School at Rome.
The House of Cliza @ Cosmo Trastevere
In preparation for battle, Cliza and their retinue set up an itinerant court in the subterranean bowels of Cosmo Trastevere, in Rome.
Reel by Cosmo Trastevere. Full video here
The House of Oretta @ BSR
At the battle of Transterrum, Oretta, a descendant of Triton and the head of the House with their namesake, defeats the House of Cliza. To celebrate their victory, Oretta hosts a banquet in Rome. The heads of other houses from neighbouring lands attend the celebrations. But Cliza, who was presumed dead, storms the event with their warriors and murders Oretta and the other dignitaries.
After murdering Oretta and the other dignitaries, Cliza sets off to lay claim to the lands of those they slaughtered and travels first to the lands of Karlota, a descendant of Odin and head of the House of Karlota. However, Karlota survived the attack and speedily returns to their queerdom.