© Ana Borralho & João Galante

ANA BORRALHO & JOÃO GALANTE – Untitled, Still Life

24 > 28 OCT 18h00 - 21h30 Auditório do Convento do Espírito Santo, Loulé

29 OCT 17h00 Auditório do Convento do Espírito Santo, Loulé
M16 / Performance, Installation – Free admission

Open and free workshop for – maximum – 25 participants, with performing experience, over 18 years old, and with full availability for the dates and schedules of rehearsals and presentation. From this group of participants, 2 performers will be selected to integrate the presentation of the show – paid work.

+ Info & Applications: +351 289 400 820 / cinereservas@cm-loule.pt

UNTITLED, STILL LIFE is a performance that circles back to the recurring question in the work of Borralho & Galante: the place of the audience.
The set is comprised of a sofa, 4 light projectors and a digital camera on a tripod, as in a photography studio. The audience doesn’t know who the performers are and who is the audience. There will be 5 performers (infiltrated) among the audience.
In beginning of the performance, a member of the audience is asked to take a group photo with the performers. From this, the performance moves on with a series of photographs of both performers and audience, thus creating a “family album”.
Throughout the performance piece, both audience and performers can activate the camera. Stories and situations are supported and transformed through the actions of both sound and light, creating an ongoing build-up of inner performance that will intensify until the show ends.

Concept: Ana Borralho, João Galante e Rui Catalão
Artistic direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Dramaturgy: Rui Catalão
Co-creation: Ana Borralho, Cláudio da Silva, João Galante, Rui Catalão, Yingmei Duan
Performer: Ana Freitas e Rui Catalão
Set device: Ana Borralho, João Galante, Rui Catalão
Sound: João Galante aka Coolgate

Production: casaBranca

Ana Borralho & João Galante met each other when they were studying visual arts at AR.CO (Lisbon) and worked together regularly in the nineties as actors/co-creators with the famous Portuguese physical theater group OLHO.
They have been working together on their own projects since 2002: performance art, dance, installation, photography, sound and video art.
Borralho & Galante’s frequent addressed themes include:
body/mind, outside/inside, emotion/feeling, me/others, private/public, social/politics, gender/sexual ambiguity, erotic imaginary, self-portrait.
Their work has been performed in Portuguese and international Festivals since 2004.
Borralho & Galante are co-founders of the non-musicians band Jimmie Durham and the casaBranca cultural association. They are also artistic directors of the live art festival Verão Azul (Lagos/Portugal), and co-curators of the, now-extinct, electronic music festival Electrolegos (Lagos/Portugal). They live and work in Lisbon and Lagos (Portugal).