Fri 3 June 2017 at 7 pm - Studio
Two overlapping tents, flickering light and shifting silhouettes on the theatre's big stage. In this exhibition/mystery play the Portuguese collective offers a new version of the relationship between artwork and spectator.
Projecto Teatral's thoroughly hybrid approach lies on the boundary between the visual and the performing arts, between sculpture and performance. For more than twenty years their singular ventures involve rethinking the theatrical conventions and thwarting the traditional habits and expectations that go with them. Many of their works are marked by the absence of what are considered the theatre's fundamentals: actors, voices, text, plot. This process of defamiliarisation goes hand in hand with deterritorialisation: the group often works in non-theatrical venues.
With this new work for La Ferme du Buisson and Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Projecto Teatral offers an "action" steering a course between installation, performance and ritual, confronting spectators with a kind of "prehistory" of the theatre. Here the collective is addressing mediation between the audience and the work, seeking to make it as direct as possible, as well as the complex relationship between exhibition, concealment and revelation.
coproduction La Ferme du Buisson / Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
festival pass for Performance Day
full rate 10 €
concessions 8 €