A studio, a workshop, materials piled up.
A woman is preparing to make a plaster cast. Cover your body with this pasty matter and wait. The camera walks through this white cocoon without shame.
The plaster breaks. Other materials surround the body, limit and transform it, creating grotesque beings in constant mutation. Mirages of something that was forgotten or simply hidden. Figures that inhabit this woman and that she does not alienate, on the contrary, integrates.
“Figure” from lat. Figure. From the theme pretend: mold, model.
The project will be presented in streaming followed by an online conversation with the artists and directors.
“Molde” is an extension to the performance screen, under construction, “Exhibition”. I took advantage of these times when the performing arts are secluded, to invite the director João Vladimiro to create an artistic object where the material already worked on for the performance was re-interpreted. Molde is then a place of research, where the relationship with the cinematographic medium (camera and editing), allows to surpass the limits of the theatrical space and to imagine new solutions for the performance. “Molde” is thus a new creation that seeks to rediscover the essence of the performance “Exhibition” and expand its communication possibilities.
Artistic direction, co-creation, interpretation: Costanza Givone
Video co-creation and realization: João Vladimiro
Musical creation and interpretation: Ece Canli
Production: Fogo Lento-Associação Cultural
Support: Municipality and Theater-Cine of Torres Vedras, Circolando
Acknowledgments: Pedro Nabais, Frederico Lobo
Online debut: 22 de Maio, Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras