I. Residencia NAVE
RESIDENCIA: I’M ALWAYS LATE FOR IMPORTANT FUNERALS – NAVE (October 2017)
Perfil en NAVE: Catarina Vieira – NAVE
The project I’m always late for important funerals was an investigation around the narrative of the lonely hero in the journey of love. How has this narrative been affecting the way I – and maybe we – have been living love? Are there territories where the the notion of heroicity is absurd and problematic? How do we improve in love?
This project originated three different works: the theatre piece I’m always late for important funerals (Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, 2018); the film with the same title (Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon, 2017) and the walk As if my love was blind (Nave, Chile, 2017).
During the residency at NAVE, our research was focused on the creation of the film, which was entirely shot in Chile. We devised different methodologies and approaches to encounter the city and to gather material, including: a series of interviews; the workshop “we don’t need another hero” open to the local community; derive walks around the city. The film was being written and created on the road, affected and informed by all the encounters we were having with the landscape and its people.
At the end of the residency, as a sharing of our process, we did the performance As if my love was blind, a performative walk where the audience was invited to navigate reality from the experience of difference and to participate in micro-processes of negotiation and intimacy, in a public space.
After the residency at NAVE, we presented the film I’m always late for important funerals, at Festival Temps d’Images, in Lisbon, in 2017.
The theatre piece premiered I’m always late for important funerals at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon, in 2018.
Artistic direction and creation: Catarina Vieira | Text: Ursula Le Guin | Performed by: Catarina Vieira, Jonas Schnor, Marta Vieira, Patrícia Couveiro, Rita Machado and Tiago Vieira| Dramaturgical support: Cédric Coomans and Jonas Schnor | Sound design: Molly Macleod | Set design and costumes: Tiago Pinhal Costa | Light design: Rui Monteiro | Sound operation: João Neves
Direction, acting, screenplay (film): Catarina Vieira |Editing and photography (film): Cédric Coomans
Production: Vertigo – Associação Cultural Co-production: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, DAS Theatre | DAS Graduate School Artistic residencies: mala voadora (Portugal), NAVE (Chile) Support: Festival Temps d’Images/Duplacena, Polo Cultural | Gaivotas Boavista/CML Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Bolsa de Especialização e Valorização Profissional em Artes no Estrangeiro)
III. Colaboración al archivo
Teaser (theatre piece)
Créditos: Teatro Maria Matos
Créditos: Cédric Coomans
- Afiche apertura de residencia (1 archivo) NAVE
- Apertura de residencia (1 archivo) Isabel Ortiz Carvajal
- Performance. As if my love was blind (3 archivos) Isabel Ortiz Carvajal
- I’m always late for important funerals (film) (4 archivos) Catarina Vieira, Cédric Coomans
- I’m always late for important funerals (theatre piece) (4 archivos) Joana Linda
- Workshop We don’t need another hero (3 archivos) Isabel Ortiz Carvajal
- Fotografías cuaderno (4 archivos) Catarina Vieira