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Reading & Performance

useless land

Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça

Texts by Silvia Federici, Roger Caillois, NOF4, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Virginia Woolf, Michael Taussig and others

With contributions by Sursignal, remote viewing club

The night gives us some hours. Portals take time, they ask us to linger. “useless land” is a compilation of fictional and theoretical texts that speak about a world prior to the industrial revolution. These are texts that draw a cognitive map of other possible relations, other perspectives onto the human relationship with the environment, with animals, ghosts, plants, time ...

Please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow and your own cup.

Evening programme useless land PDF, 2.1 MB

The night gives us some hours. Portals take time, they ask us to linger. “useless land” is a compilation of fictional and theoretical texts that speak about a world prior to the industrial revolution. These are texts that draw a cognitive map of other possible relations, other perspectives onto the human relationship with the environment, with animals, ghosts, plants, time ...

The Colombian dancer and choreographer Catalina Insignares (*1987) and the Brazilian director Carolina Mendonça (*1984) invite the public to spend the night with them, laying down and listening. They read texts out loud until sunrise. Enter a space where sleeping is a way of understanding the world. Voices pouring into ears, weaving stories. A wasteland. A need to trust the community of people we sleep with. A vigil state in which we can be together in dissension, with different languages and dreams, between alert and asleep.

Cast

Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça

Sursignal: Simon Asencio, Myriam Lefkowitz, Simon Ripoll-Hurier