Mistério da Cultura is a metatheatrical performance piece both about what the performance itself could have contained, could have been and what transpired during the process of its making. In theory, it is about culture, art and their models of production, representation and support.
During months of the creative process, I filmed with my Sony Handycam Hi8 in all the residencies, their relevant discussions, auditions, moodboards/ideas between David and the performers. For this piece, the concept was visually manifesting the difficulty, intensity and frustration of attempting to locate, navigate and unlock the puzzle of the bureaucracy of creation and whether or not the effort is worth the result.
I attempted to achieve this through filming details, shadows, close-ups, writing, backstage environments to fashion the visual narrative.
BY: DAVID MARQUES
IN COLLABORATION WITH: MADELEINE FOURNIER, JOHANN NÖHLES, NUNO PINHEIRO, MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA, FRANCISCO ROLO, TERESA SILVA
VIDEO: DIOGO BRITO
COSTUMES: TIAGO LOUREIRO
LIGHT DESIGN: TIAGO CADETE
SOUND DESIGN: MIGUEL LUCAS MENDES
SPACE: TIAGO PINHAL COSTA
TECHNICAL DIRECTION: ARTUR MOURA
PROMOTIONAL IMAGE: ÁGATA XAVIER
RESIDENCIES: EIRA/TEATRO DA VOZ, 23 MILHAS - ÍLHAVO, ESTÚDIOS VICTOR CÓRDON / MATERIAIS DIVERSOS, TEATRO MUNICIPAL DO PORTO - CAMPO ALEGRE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION: VÍTOR ALVES BROTAS | AGÊNCIA 25
CO-PRODUCTION: TEATRO DO BAIRRO ALTO, MATERIAIS DIVERSOS
PROJECT FINANCED BY FUNDAÇÃO GDA, FUNDAÇÃO CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN, REPÚBLICA PORTUGUESA – CULTURA / DIREÇÃO-GERAL DAS ARTES
SUPPORT: COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE BAILADO CONTEMPORÂNEO, ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE DANÇA - IPL
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: ANA BIGOTTE VIEIRA, ÂNGELA MARQUES, FRANCISCO CAMACHO, GIL MENDO, MARIA DE FÁTIMA LOUREIRO, MARIA FERNANDA PINHEIRO, MARIA JOSÉ FAZENDA, PATRÍCIA MILHEIRO, PIETRO ROMANI, TÂNIA GUERREIRO, TIAGO VIEIRA