|by Camila Sposati
(published by Revolver, designed by Åbäke)
Book launch and a conversation with Frédéric Keck
On Friday the 3rd of november, 7 pm
Camila will be playing her instrument Tumbum livre
dig it !
Anatomical Theatre of the Earth was a wooden construction based on the form of a small circular arena with the stage in the center and around it the seats for the audience watching the scenic performances. In form and concept it referred to the Renaissance amphitheaters where the first dissections of human and animal corpses, in front of curious and astonished looks, took place. The theatre was however not built on the ground, but excavated in it to a depth of nearly six meters, behind the still standing façade of a colonial house in ruin, on the island of Itaparica, next to Salvador. Sposati intended not only to create a space for theatrical experiences, but also - and above all - a framework that would lead the public to leave the surface of the world and down, literally, into the immemorial depths of the Earth's inside.
"The hole is an image and also a vacuum that makes us question and feel a belonging to the Earth, the experience of being alive, vitality", tells Camila, about the project that was started far from Bahia, in Turkmenistan, where she researched "holes" produced by nature and also by the exploitation of man in the Soviet era.
"Teatro Anatômico da Terra is not configured as an illustration or summary of those experiences. Its very existence proposes a staging of the drama of the Modern based on each of its acts: geologic layers, an archaeology of the species and of civilization, a brutal increase in scale, the eruption of a new time in space and, under the Bergsonian perspective, the confrontation with the void (that which nature abhors, the horror vacui) and the need for another form of energy that is able to fill it." writes Marcelo Rezende
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|Date:||Friday, November 3, 2017|