Marco da Silva Ferreira & Jorge Jácome

PERFORMANCE — Images are the only thing: they are the only thing that exists, and they are aware of themselves in their own fashion — floating, passing images, with no one to pass in front of; relating to one another through images of images. - Johann Gottlieb Fichte

SIRÍ is a collaboration between choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira and film director Jorge Jácome, which started in 2016 with the project ÍRIS, and will have a second stage in 2020. With this piece Marco da Silva Ferreira questions his choreographic work with the living body (contemplating dance as a way of analogical expression) and Jorge Jácome questions the way he has worked in capturing images of the invention of reality (using film as a way of technological expression).

The re-creation of human characteristics in technology is recurring: anthropomorphism, movement, abilities, functions; and we move towards a more abstract relation with objects that mirror (artificial) intelligence, emotions, affection, and so on. They are interested in the mirror of ourselves that we create in a transforming world

contact ART HAPPENS

Using living bodies, stuffed animals, projections and mechanical devices, Marco da Silva Ferreira and Jorge Jácome will think of movement not only through the perspective of a human that moves, but also as an energy that comes from the observation of reality and its reproduction. When we see robots "dancing" we quickly give them a quasi-human condition: its movement is similar to a human body that circles, tilts and spins. However, placed side by side with a human they become competitors, comparing limits and exposing a conflict.

CREDITS

Artistic directors: Jorge Jácome & Marco da Silva Ferreira
Technical director & Light designer: Rui Monteiro
Sound Designer: Rui Lima & Sérgio Martins
Performers: Eríca Santos & Vânia Doutel Vaz
Executive Producer: Joana Costa Santos
CoProducer: Pensamento Avulso, associação de artes performativas, Teatro Municipal Rivoli (Porto), Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie (FR), Pôle Sud CDCN Strasbourg (FR)
Support: Direção Geral das Artes, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès - New Settings Program