Inanna – A Sound Journey
at the International Women's Biennale
at Magazzino 26 – Porto Vecchio in Trieste
Friday, December 29th, 5:00 PM

As part of the IV edition of the International Women's Biennale, themed "Breathing with the World" – at Magazzino 26 in Porto Vecchio, Trieste – the artist Chiara Spizzo will perform her piece "Inanna – A Sound Journey" on Friday, December 29, 2023, at 5:00 PM, at Sala Luttazzi in the enchanting setting of Magazzino 26, Porto Vecchio - Trieste.

Inanna – a Sound Journey is a ritual performance where the sounds of voice, harp, shamanic drum, and other sacred instruments evoke the initiatory journey of the Sumerian goddess Inanna. It accompanies her not from the first to the last breath but from the last to the first breath of her rebirth.
Inanna's is a story of feminine Resurrection which, when evoked today, becomes a story of the Resurrection of the Feminine in all its long-suppressed and mutilated aspects.
In her descent into the underworld to meet her counterpart, sister Ereshkigal, Inanna is forced to leave behind, one by one, her garments, her qualities, her identity, her name, facing the dissolution of the ego and death: a necessary passage for her rebirth and acquisition of new awareness – hence, power.
Through the evocative sounds of voice, instruments, and poetic language, spectators will immerse themselves in a dreamlike dimension where they can follow Inanna in her Journey, accessing firsthand the power of this ancient narrative and connecting to its beating heart through the key of their breath.
The cyclical succession of inhalation and exhalation, which we all constantly experience, indeed reflects the life–death–rebirth cycle that underlies all the cycles regulating our bodies and life on our planet. This resonates powerfully in the descent and ascent journey of the Goddess.
Connection to breath, combined with sound and its power to reactivate ancestral memories within us, can awaken awareness of the continuous deaths and rebirths to which, like Inanna, we subject ourselves (or sometimes resist) throughout our lives. These cycles allow us to transform and evolve, embodying a more integrated and expanded version of what we are called to be.


5:00 PM – Guided tour of BID23ART
6:00 PM – Performance "Inanna – A Sound Journey" by Chiara Spizzo
7:30 PM – Toast and New Year's wishes – 2024 association registrations

Where the event takes place:
On the first floor of Magazzino 26 – Porto Vecchio, Trieste.

How to get there: by bus no. 6, booking the stop at the Polo Museale, by car from Viale Miramare turning at the roundabout towards Porto Vecchio.
The event is open to everyone.
The entrance ticket to the guided tour includes participation in the event

  • Ticket: 5 euros – full price and 3 euros – reduced.