On January 13th 2021, at 7pm, we will activate STEAM – PERFORMATIVE CYCLE with the screening of the show TIJUANA, by the Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol.
Before the presentation, we will show the short film DISTRITO FEDERAL, from the same collective.
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Tijuana puts on stage the experience of Gabino Rodríguez, converted for six months in Santiago Ramírez, a resident of Tijuana (Baja California), under specific conditions that separated him from his usual world (from which he remained incommunicado), while working for a minimum wage in a local factory.
The staging seeks to recount this experience and inquire about the possibilities of representation. From here, the work tries to weave a discourse on fiction, reality and representation. Be someone else, trying to live someone else’s life. Impersonating someone else. Isn’t that acting?
Tijuana is part of the project “Democracy in Mexico 1965-2015”, a series of 32 pieces (one for each state of the Republic) that inquire about the relevance of this concept from different geographies. A complex mosaic of realities called Mexico.
LAGARTIJAS TIRADAS AL SOL
Considered as one of the main Mexican collectives, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol defines itself as a bunch of artists. They work on stage, make books, radio, video and educational processes. From 2003 onwards, they started to develop projects as a mechanism for articulating work and life, to erase or draw borders. His work seeks to create narratives about events in reality, having nothing to do with entertainment, but as agents of a space to think, articulate, displace and unravel what the everyday fuses, forgets and presents us as data.
Things are what they are, but they can also be otherwise.
CRIATÓRIO AT POWER STATION
Power Station is our residency and creation space in Porto.
The reactivation of spaces and the development of a program that mixtures indoor and outdoor activities, reflects a dynamic programmatic composition and our desire to transform the Power Station into a reference place for the investigation of performing and transdisciplinary arts.
With the support of the Municipality of Porto, within the program Criatório, we managed to reinforce our activity, aiming at greater regularity and dialogue with the public. We aim at creating a versatile and constantly moving territory, expanding the creative possibilities, giving value to an area that still maintains in many ways peripheral: Campanhã.
Criatório is an annual municipal program that support artistic creation and programming in Porto. This program has as main objectives to contribute to the consolidation of the activity of artists and cultural agents from multiple artistic disciplines, who in Porto can find a context to develop their professional practice.
PROGRAM CRIATÓRIO 2020-2021
12 september 2020 | Concert JAVIER DÍEZ ENA (ESP) + CLAIANA (CPV) | Pulsion – Sound Cycle
Concert with the double bass player, thereminist and Spanish electronic musician Javier Díez Ena who, in his live performances, plays loops strictly created live without using reproduction or pre-recording material; followed by Gui Lee, or rather, Claiana, the Cape Verdean musician, already an essential figure on the night of Porto.
14 october 2020 | Documentary THE BODY AS ARCHIVE, by Michael Maurissens (DEU) + Talk | Breaker – Audiovisual Cycle
Michael Maurissens’ documentary is based on research that considers the ways in which the dancer’s body can be considered an archive. Is the body of a dancer just a repository of forms of use? Dancers create, accumulate and carry knowledge – where is it stored and what do they explore through their practice? How are cultural and social contexts reflected in the body of a dancer? After the exhibition, we held a conversation with Gonçalo Mota.
17 november 2020 | Documentary MY BODY IS POLITICAL, by Alice Riff (BRA) + Talk | Breaker – Audiovisual Cycle
First feature film by director Alice Riff, which addresses the daily lives of four LGBT activists who live on the outskirts of São Paulo. Paula Beatriz is the director of a public school. Giu Nonato, a young photographer living a transition phase in her life. Linn da Quebrada is an actress, singer and theater teacher. Fernando Ribeiro, a student and telemarketing operator. From the intimacy and social context of the characters, the documentary raises contemporary questions about the trans population and their political disputes. After the exhibition, we held a conversation with Helena Vieira.
Power Station General Curator: Pedro Vilela | Audiovisual Cycle Curator: Gonçalo Mota