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Rita Natálio & João dos Santos Martins (PT,BR)

Swiss premiere

duration : 105'
in French, Portuguese and English (French surtitles)

Anthroposcenes is based on the inversion of certain truisms: What if, instead of viewing nature as a “mother”, we considered it a lover? What if we looked at ecology without nature? What if we forgot the concept of humanity to define ourselves as composting machines? This project draws its roots in the notion of the Anthropocene* and its criticism in the face of social science theories, including Amerindian Perspectivism, Black Studies and Queer Theory which radically question existing Western models of nature and humanity. In association with various personalities from the fields of ecology, activism, anthropology, dance and visual arts, Rita Natálio and João dos Santos Martins dismantle so-called objective, neutral or universal stances on nature and climate change. They introduce a form of poetry where points of view overlap and in which plants discuss their legal rights, plastic bags commit suicide, animals submit petitions against their extinction… Anthroposcenes insists on the necessity of reconfiguring the relationship between art, humanity and nature. Antropo ma non troppo.

* Word used to describe the present geological period which would be defined by humankind’s influence on climate and the biosphere. The beginning of the Anthropocene is subject to debate and is said to coincide either with colonialism in the 16th century, the industrial revolution in the 17th century or the nuclear age after World War II.

balise 01 – samedi august 18th
08:30 pm and after the performance, cour des Marchandises
meeting and discussion (in french) about Anthroposcènes

Anthroposcènes, Rita Natálio & João dos Santos Martins, 12 septembre 2018
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conception and curatorship: Rita Natálio and João dos Santos Martins Initial / proposal and text: Rita Natálio / french translation: traduction française: Cyriaque Villemaux / dance: Ana Rita Teodoro, Bhenji Ra, João dos Santos Martin / visual Arts: Pedro Neves Marques / music and instruments | Winga Kan / dramaturgy and rehearsal assistance: Joana Levi / lecturer-performer: Jota Mombaça AKA Mc Katrina/ special appearance: Alexander Federau / topiary: Quentin Hauser / sculpture: Arlette Vos / sound: José Viegas / consultants and published authors: Renato Sztutman, Suely Rolnik, Ailton Krenak, Paulo Tavares /publication design: Isabel Lucena / production: Associação Parasita / production support: Circular Associação Cultural / executive production: David Cabecinha, Patrícia Azevedo da Silva, João dos Santos Martins, Rita Natálio / coproduction: Materiais Diversos, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Festival Temps d’Images, Centro Cultural Vila Flor / support: República Portuguesa: Cultura, DGArtes Direção-Geral das Artes, Fundação GDA, Goethe-Institut São Paulo, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa; MARE, Centro de Ciencias do Mar e do Ambiente, Forbo Flooring Systems, Departamento de Escultura em Pedra do Centro Cultural de Évora, Pólo Cultural Gaivotas Boavista, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa / residencies: Culturgest, O Espaço do Tempo, Materiais Diversos, Centro de Criação do Candoso, 23 Milhas, Devir Capa, Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Alkantara Lisboa / partnership: BUALA / video archive: Jorge Jácome e Marta Simões / photo archive: José Carlos Duarte / acknowledgments: Ana Pi, Ana Amorim, Ana Paço André E. Teodósio, Agostinho, Armando Duarte, Cristina Santos, Daniel Worm d’Assumpção, João Pinto da Costa, Joana Costa Santos, Manuel João Martins, Manuel Miranda Fernandes, Mariana Sá Nogueira, Marta Simões, Maria Inês Gameiro, Pedro Fazenda, Penélope, Polo cultural das gaivotas – Boavista, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Teresa Rocha Santos, Vanda Brotas, Spiruline Swiss Made, Fondation Zoein, Denogent SA →

L'humanité que nous pensons être
par Ailton Krenak
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