The monkey, the emptiness, and the party
In this audio piece, the listener is invited to embrace three short fictions taking place in a maybe abandoned theatre building caught in a moment of suspended time. The images of the past are still there, though a new future is about to arrive. Facts are merged with imaginary elements, storytelling techniques are mixed, and voice and sound are given to non-human elements that are usually overlooked by our daily human perception. By using field recordings, we develop three melancholic audio performances that are simultaneously autonomous and part of a single object.
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Creation and performance: João Abreu, João Estevens and Mafalda Miranda Jacinto
Sound edition: Sara Morais
Commissioned by: TBA - Teatro do Bairro Alto
Acknowledgements: Augusto Corrieri