You were born with a flame in you heart
but you must tend it carefully
for the words of others may squash it,
like dousing fire with water.
The flame within you is important
because recall that one candle can light
so many others before it too falls
quiet into shadow and death.
“I was never surprised that they did not have a phoenix on display. There is only one phoenix at a time, of course, and while the Natural History Museum was filled with dead things, the phoenix is always alive.”
The ancient tribe of the
Shiekah have always lived in the shadows. Surrounded by mystery, magic,
and power they have forged a community of almost supernatural ability.
Perhaps this is why they were chosen by the goddesses.
mysticism they have the ability to look into the future and have
reflexes that border on precognition making them exceptional warriors.
So too are they adept at hand to hand combat, weapons, poison, and
traps. It is said that many of the dangers in Hyrule came from their own designs to defend the ancient temples of the Goddesses.
The Fire Dancers from Death Mountain were imbued with their fighting
techniques born in flame. Along with Shadow Mimicry from the Water
Temple, and Necromancy in the Shadow temple to name a few.
passed, treachery and suspicion lead the Sheikah to fade into history.
Through violence or exile the people of the Sheikah were slaughtered and
hidden away … or do they still exist unknown to the world in perhaps
One cast member might surprise first-time viewers. How did you come to know and work with Kathryn Bigelow?
Lizzie Borden: I’ve known Kathryn forever. She was in the Whitney program. I actually helped her on her first movie [the short film The Set-Up]. The scene where two guys beat each other up, that’s my car. All of us were involved in the downtown scene with the same people. I don’t think she ever saw Born in Flames. I think she felt the acting was really bad. Nobody was a real actor. But yeah, she’s still a friend. We hike maybe once a year or something like that…
Queerness, colour, sexual difference and diversity is filtered through the lens of otherness, acting as a challenge to the mainstream conceptions of gender roles and sexuality, as well as power and authority and their relation to technology. Seeing Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) as the first radical feminist science fiction film, born out of second wave feminism, that acts as a utopian call to arms for future generations of politically engaged feminist filmmakers, our weekend sets out to further challenge, explode, bend some fault lines. We will cross borders into unchartered territories, jump onto the Mothership and discover the meaning of being human, a cyborg, a lesbian space alien, an astronaut, artist, scientist, inventor, writer, activist or even Maisie, a space dog assassin.
clubdesfemmes curator Selina Robertson on ADA & AFTER for The F-Word