»The lack of imagination is the beginning of all violence« was said in their internationally renowned performance La Plaza. In their new piece, El Conde de Torrefiel invest in fundamental research. 15.000 years ago, people manifested images in the cave of Altmira. The people in Altmira were homo sapiens- just like you. Their desire for abstraction, poetry and arts is often described as conditio humana, but what if being human was more than the desire for deception and destruction?
Una imagen interior (An image from inside) is a poetic exercise that puts forward an eroticism of fantasy as an alternative to the images that control us. For over a year, El Conde de Torrefiel have been working towards this in pilot projects: at the Santarcangelo Festival in Italy, a herd of sheep ran among an amazed audience at an open-air performance while a car drove around them in circles. In the second section, at the MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, deaf people presented one word at a time until a story was produced, and in Valencia female actors created amorphous shapes out of oversized plastic sheeting to electronic music. Most recently, architecture students constructed a totem and then destroyed it on stage. El Conde de Torrefiel will weave together these and other loose threads in their new work that will premiere at the Wiener Festwochen in May, before going on to confound audiences at a series of European festivals.
Produced by El Conde de Torrefiel.
Co-produced by Wiener Festwochen, Festival d’Avignon, Grec Festival, Conde Duque, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Grütli - Centre de production et de diffusion des arts vivants, Teatro Piemonte Europa / Festival delle Colline Torines, Points communs - Nouvelle Scène nationale de Cergy- Pontoise - Val d'Oise; Festival d’Automne und la Villette.