puppets . videoart
We have witnessed closely the routines of institutionalized seniors.
We have built, with Polish artist Lukasz Trzcinski, puppets that are replicas of actors’ faces, but aged. The conflict explored in this creation begins in the very projection of the actor in a body about 80 years old.
We live in a tension between permanence and transience in life and total impotence when facing our condition of finitude.
This creation reflects on our relationship with the temporal dimension, putting in conflict the frenzy of contemporary man and the immediacy of everything, with the time of the elderly and their need for habits that, incorporated into life, become everydays’ poetry, establishing an ongoing and lasting relationship with the world.
Premiére 2017 | Discipline Multidisciplinary | Language Non-verbal | Duration 35 min.
Creation and Direction Julieta Aurora Santos
Interpretation Luís João Mosteias, Sérgio Santos
Soundtrack Tiago Inuit
Videoart Carlotta Premazzi
Puppets Lukasz Trzcinski
Scenography Luís Santos, Carlos Campos
Costume Designers Sandra Santos, Adriana Freitas
Financial and Management Sónia Custódio
Executive Production Miguel Marques Silva
Promotion and Graphics Frederico Salvador
THE AGE OF SILENCE has the support of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Sines.