Witches, Bitches & Goddesses

Artist Residency (JSKD), January – February 2023, in collaboration with Jelena Soro

Witches, Bitches & Goddesses

Video produced and edited by Peter Moc; An Interview with Jennifer McMahon on the process of Witches, Bitches & Goddesses

On January 14th, Jennifer travelled to Ljubljana to work with long time collaborator and fellow Berklee Valencia alumni, Jelena Soro. The pair met while studying on the Master of Music (Contemporary Performance, Production Concentration) in Valencia, Spain. Collaborating as producer (Jennifer) and artist (Jelena’s PostArt Ensemble), the two built a strong connection in their shared experiences and interests while simultaneously learning from each other’s vastly different backgrounds.

Early 2022 brought about the opportunity to pitch a project which would bring Jennifer to Ljubljana to work with Jelena for an entire month. The project that would be accepted, by JSKD (Public fund for Cultural Activities, Slovenia), entitled ‘Witches, Bitches and Goddesses’, explores the narratives around women and creativity through the lenses of both Celtic and Slavic mythology.

The objective is to remove some of the layers we hide ourselves in as women, as creators, to find or create a new archetype that represents the modern creative feminine and to produce a musical performance to share with a live audience.

Follow the project in motion this January and February on Instagram and Facebook.

The premier performance of Witches, Bitches and Goddesses took place at Mestni Muzej Ljubljana the City Muesum of Ljubljana on February 10th. With thanks to JSKD and Hupa Brajdic for their support and to Harat’s Pub for their sponsorship.
Image 1: Eriu by Celtic artist Jim Fitzpatrick. Image 2 by Ivana Rezek