Etymologically, the word “object” contains the idea that an object is something that is placed before us, something that exists or is there to be seen.
We are going to miss everything we don’t need presents objects of the world. Between these objects and those who manipulate them a rebound effect happens, an unexpected unveiling of meaning(s). Between these objects, those who manipulate them and the spectator is created a triangle - a tension that pushes the boundaries of ideas and sensations, as symbols become vibrating forces.
Facing these objects, ideas are paths to other ideas and as on all paths, there are passages that widen, narrow and bifurcate. We can follow these pathways with different rhythms and patterns of breath, as if thoughts were shaped by the way they pulsate and clash. Objects of the world, in contact and short-circuiting, are on a path and exist somewhere between the material and the ethereal, the quotidian and the dreamlike, the generic and the exceptional. And it might be precisely in this rearrangement of our everyday world - this world of generic objects, production, consumption and waste - that we can touch another side of things.
Performance and co-creation
Christophe Ives, Marcela Levi, Miguel Pereira and Vera Mantero
Space and costume design
the whole team
Music and sound design
Light and technical direction
O Rumo do Fumo
Alkantara, Lisboa/Portugal; Culturgest, Lisboa/Portugal; Teatro de la Laboral-Ciudad de la Cultura, Gijón/Espanha; Kunsten Festival des Arts, Bruxelas/Bélgica; Festival Montpellier Danse 09, Montpellier/França
Co-production and residence
CNDC Angers, Angers/France; O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo/Portugal; PACT Zollverein, Essen/Germany
Residence and support
Les Brigittines, Brussels/Belgium; Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães/Portugal, Atelier Re.Al, Lisbon/Portugal
Atelier Re.Al, Lisbon/Portugal