Semi-Fictional Character of the Day #day19

March 7, 2014

‘The Semi-Fictional Character of the Day’ is a joint, one-month project by Louiza Mallouri and Constantinos Xenofontos. Constantinos will be sketching a semi-fictional figure every day, and Louiza will be writing an accompanying storyline, as inspired by that character. The aim of this project is to explore the way two semiotic systems, the visual and the linguistic, interact and complement each other to tell a story.

semi-fictional character day 19

She stepped on the stage barefoot, wearing a long flowing dress, her silver hair in an updo. She looked regally beautiful. When she had announced her retirement back in September, her last scheduled plays sold out in hours. Tonight was her last performance. Many of her contemporaries and artists she admired wanted to die onstage, whilst playing. Not her. She loved art too much to allow her mortality to intervene. She didn’t just perform a role, she became it.  No lover, child, life tragedy, illness could mar her craft or interrupt a character, not even death. It was all magic. And tonight was no different.


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