The Three Secrets From Fatima













A sea of fire, Flames that were like seeds, Beans that were like flames.

Extraordinary, magenta, purple, hot pink, and a deep Bordeaux red.”
In this performance by Sarojini Lewis we see a mysterious apparition of a woman from Portugal, in the city of Fatima. 
In 1556 the town was named after a Moorish princess and in 1917 a female figure appeared in an oracle to three children of sheep herders. 
Lewis takes you into a ritual in which she creates a visual narrative with Kieviet Beans and combines Fatima's secrets with her own secrets: a Bean Confession.
Beans and religion have been linked for generations. Beans also symbolize poverty, in this performance the beans are linked to emotions surrounding secrets, 
is an eating ritual also a moment to talk about the things we are ashamed of? 
Why do we always talk about a Holy Bean? 
The process of picking the beans in Yussef's garden and dreaming with the bean refers to our feelings and emotions surrounding eating rituals.








 

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The Three Secrets From Fatima

photographs taken by Sandra Zegarra Patow “ A sea of fire, Flames that were like seeds, Beans that were like flames. Extraordinary, magen...