- war of fictions by sidney leoni & luís miguel félix
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Imagine a universe that has different physical laws than our own, another force of gravity, a particular convention of time. This universe has a specific temperature, smell, color, texture, humidity, light. It is inhabited by beings that have other coordinates of behaviour and social interaction. They are affected by the conditions of this universe and you can even assume other logics of how these conditions are affecting them. Imagine the full range of interactions between the environment and these beings.
Take another moment in that universe to imagine that all of a sudden the temperature changes and that the smell you were experiencing shifts. You are not yet able to discern if it is actually shifting or if it is the temperature that is affecting your sense of smell. Is temperature also affecting the way bodies are moving? Everything seems slower. The air feels colder. Lights get brighter and brighter. You are not able to distinguish shapes around you anymore. Instead of light, you only see color. It could be a complete whiteout.
In War of Fictions performers embody a series of physical and emotional states to produce experiential and kinaesthetic environments. They create and perform within fictional atmospheres where their actions, figures and movements suggest particular ways of relating to space, time, gravity/weight, imagery and social behaviours.
War of Fictions proposes a journey where the performers’ and the audience’s bodies are considered in all their potentiality to sense and navigate an environment where anything is possible, where ephemeral scenographies composed of the spectrum of sensory movements such as sounds, smells, lights, temperature fluctuations and touches, also take part in this fictional machinery.
- Conceived and performed by: Sidney Leoni & Luís Miguel Félix
- Sound design: Peter Lenearts
- Odor: design Laurent-D Garnier
- Light & technical design: Nick Symons
- Advisor: Manon Santkin
- Co-productions: Jardin d´Europe/Cullberg Ballet, Circular Festival, MDT and WorkSpace Brussels.
- Funded by :Nordic Culture Point; Nordic Culture Fund; the Culture Programme of The European Union, Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grant Committee.and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
- With the support of: Alkantara and the Institut Français du Portugal
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