Fabiola uses her body, voice, autobiography, and site-specific responsiveness; to discover connections within herself, others and her environment. With this found material, Fabiola works across art forms including dance, theatre, live art, sound and film; to create live experiences, with the potential for transformation.
Fabiola’s work includes:
Mothers, Grandmothers and Their (post)colonial Children. An autobiographical workshop series for artists from a (post)colonial diaspora. Bodies as places of legacy; voice as ancestral calling; sharing stories; rituals; being vulnerable together. A space to discuss openly the impact of trauma and mental health on our female elders, and their resourcefulness. From these experiences, what legacy do we want to leave others? This workshop series is the first step in researching the themes for a new project. Developed through LADA’s DIY and A Divergency micro-commission.
A Home for Grief project is composed by a collection of audio-walks, a 1 to 1 performance, and an installation. Spaces of warmth and reflection, where you are invited to slow down, look, listen to others’ experiences of grief; gently feel into bereavement you might carry yourself; and offer your own experiences. 2021 tour with Lancaster Arts, Unity Theatre, and Contact Theatre. Heath & Wellbeing partners International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, Care Merseyside, Go Jauntly. Instagram @ahomeforgrief
‘Canning Town’ is a dance film created, produced & edited with WilL Dickie. The film responds to the built environment & includes an interview with my mother who immigrated there 10 years ago. Postcards of the desolate cityscapes of mine and my Mum’s London life. We inhabited the inhospitable corners of this inner city area. The film has toured internationally and won awards for best film at festivals in Lisbon, Scotland and Bucharest.
During her residency, Fabiola will hold a series of autobiographical workshops centred around the impact of colonialism on the care we received from our elders. This workshop will be a space where women from diasporas that have previously or now been under colonial power can share their stories, explore bodies as places of legacy and be vulnerable together. “As we reflect on our identities and upbringing, these explorations can awaken visceral responses”, says Fabiola.