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AMPHIBIA MATTER

Juana Ortega Kippes (ES /AR)
A live performance conceived by a documentation process that combines photography and circus.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A part of the European Hand to hand circus and residency project and was developed in an immersion residency in the codfish packaging and distribution industry in Ilhavo, Portugal, together with Bússola.

The exploitation of codfish at the city of Ilhavo in Portugal, as well as the industrial situation of this town, are the main scenes that inspired the ground of this project.

“The environmental unbalances on the ecosystem of the ocean, overlapped to the remote reality of the workers from the packaging factories, were of great sensitivity to me. I was perceiving a global photo of ourselves, of this system, of our collective capacities vs. our humanoid panorama. We are not that far from fish, hands and feet are the main element splitting us from water. And that’s our current situation, since we are both: those looking at the fish being shipped away leaving smoothly the horizon, but also the fish, those silent creatures who has been caught. AMPHIBIA MATTER”

The performance is a reflection, a self-portrait as society, a place where new dystopias can be harbour to other realities. Maybe collective memory is something we can alter, if we can modify the order of the symbol. This could happen in one way only: by changing the emotion.

Handstands, contortion, dance and polaroid photography will invite the audience to an immersive landscape we will build together. The final result will be the installation of a collective photographic exhibition as a site-specific creation.

INFO

Duration: 20 min.

TICKET PERFORMANCE

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TIME + LOCATION
A live performance conceived by a documentation process that combines photography and circus.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A part of the European Hand to hand circus and residency project and was developed in an immersion residency in the codfish packaging and distribution industry in Ilhavo, Portugal, together with Bússola.

The exploitation of codfish at the city of Ilhavo in Portugal, as well as the industrial situation of this town, are the main scenes that inspired the ground of this project.

“The environmental unbalances on the ecosystem of the ocean, overlapped to the remote reality of the workers from the packaging factories, were of great sensitivity to me. I was perceiving a global photo of ourselves, of this system, of our collective capacities vs. our humanoid panorama. We are not that far from fish, hands and feet are the main element splitting us from water. And that’s our current situation, since we are both: those looking at the fish being shipped away leaving smoothly the horizon, but also the fish, those silent creatures who has been caught. AMPHIBIA MATTER”

The performance is a reflection, a self-portrait as society, a place where new dystopias can be harbour to other realities. Maybe collective memory is something we can alter, if we can modify the order of the symbol. This could happen in one way only: by changing the emotion.

Handstands, contortion, dance and polaroid photography will invite the audience to an immersive landscape we will build together. The final result will be the installation of a collective photographic exhibition as a site-specific creation.

INFO

Duration: 20 min.

TICKET PERFORMANCE

Click the TICKET icon to the right: next to TIME + LOCATION or buy a festival-wristband and get free tickets to all ticket-performances. There are different categories of wristbands – for families or individuals. READ MORE and buy PASSAGE FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HERE

HAND TO HAND (2023-2025)

Hand to Hand is a European contemporary circus exploration in public space to collectively question the notion of social ecology.

The project is led by Le Palc, national circus centre in France, in partnership with Bússola in Portugal, Helsingør Teater in Denmark and Room 100 in Croatia.

For two and a half years, the project aims to explore the issue of sustainability through learning and experiential spaces of research for circus artists, especially emerging artists in their artistic practice in public space, to develop new capacities of initiating a transition, transforming artistic and methodological practices in public space for sustainability.

Mentors, researchers, private firms, cultural and creative industries actors, are involved in the whole process.

8 selected artists have followed a journey of four exploration times in the four countries and collaborated through immersion residencies with private firms such as Joseph Perrier, champagne house; Fila Arches, paper mill of art paper in France ; Ston Salt marshes in Croatia ; a maritime workshop for the renovation of wooden boats, Educations for boatbuilding and sailmaking and a professional fisherman in Denmark ; Codfish Harbor and the codfish packaging of Ílhavo, distant water fishing in Portugal.

During the four partners festivals, the artists will share their artistic prototypes with festival with audiences, as a work in progress collecting their experience from one activity sector in one country.

HAND TO HAND is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

READ MORE ABOUT HAND TO HAND

PARTNERS

Le Palc, National Circus Centre (FR), leads the project in partnership with ROOM 100 (HR), Bússola (PT), Helsingør Teater (DK) 

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

ARTCENA (FR) + Circostrada (EU) + CNAC (FR) + Institut Francais (FR) + Furies Festival (FR) + Municipality of Ilhavo (PT) + LEME festival (PT) 

LOCAL PARTNERS

Joseph Perrier (FR); Papeterie Arches SAS (FR); Institut Georges Chappaz (FR);  Solana Ston (HR); The Faculty of Science in Split -the Environmental Physics Department (HR); Hal 16 Maritime Workshop Association (DK); U/NORD boatbuilding & sailmaking educations (DK); Commercial gentle fisher Søren Jacobsen (DK); Øresundsakvariet- Maritime research institute (DK); Codfish Harbor of Ílhavo (PT); CIEmar- Centro de Investigação e Empreendedorismo do Mar (PT)