THE CREATORS OF THE INSTALLATION

Laura Clos «Closca» / Pau Masaló / Xesca Salvà / Marc Villanueva

Prospective Actions (Catalonia 2004-2018) is the work of Laura Clos “Closca”, Pau Masaló, Xesca Salvà and Marc Villanueva. They are from different fields but all trained in the Performing Arts at the Institut del Teatre, where some graduated in Scenography and others in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy. Each one professionally explores fields as diverse as the world of performativity, installation, audiovisuals, dramaturgy, set design, new technologies and lighting.

They know each other but have never worked together before. We wanted to bring them together because we thought it interesting to combine their curious personalities, their great willingness for new challenges and their diverse but not distant points of view on the performing arts and because for us they form part of a generation.

But they wonder: Can we talk about generations among the scenographers of the last twenty years in Catalonia? Will scenographers be the “theatre makers” of the future? Will they make theatre definitively leave theatres? Is scenography a possible tool for urban protest movements? The questions, beyond redefining formats and languages, also outline a new social and political dimension of the performing arts that opens fields to explore, new channels of expression and new audiences.

Prospective Actions (Catalunya 2014-2018) @2019

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THE CREATORS OF THE INSTALLATION

The creators of the installation

Laura Clos Caturla «Closca»

Maresme, 1985. Graduate in Physical Activity Sports Science from INEFC (2007) and in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2013), she has a master’s degree in Lighting Design from the UPC (2015). She was granted the Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut to work with the Stuttgart State Opera and with the scenic designer Anna Viebrock. She currently forms part of the Jury of the Sebastià Gasch FAD Awards of Paratheatrical Arts. She is also a co-founding member of the theatre company Projecte Ingenu.
Most of her work as a scenographer and lighting designer focuses on the living arts. She has designed for venues such as the Sala Gran of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Espai Lliure (Teatre Lliure), Teatre Victòria and Teatre Akadèmia with directors Jordi Prat i Coll, Paco Mir, Xicu Masó, Marc Chornet, Joan Font and Mònica Bofill, among others.
Her most recent work in the theatre includes Incògnit (2019, Teatre Lliure), Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2018, TNC), InFaust (2018, Teatre Akadèmia), LifeSpoiler (2017, Sala Flyhard), Yerma (2017, Teatre Akadèmia) and El llibre de les bèsties (2016, Teatre Lliure). She has been nominated on two occasions for the ”best set design” in the Butaca Awards: Vaig ser Pròsper (2018) and Yerma (2017) and she has won it for Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2019).

 

Pau Masaló

Les Planes d’Hostoles, 1983. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, where he has also taught doctoral courses in Theory, Analysis and Film Documentation. He is co-founder of the company Ignífuga, where, as artistic director and dramaturge, he has presented six shows that have toured Europe and Spain. He has been invited by international festivals to create site-specific pieces and in 2016 his project Utopia received the Adrià Gual Award of the Institut del Teatre. His academic training and professional experience are evident in his creations, which have a marked visual nature. His productions seek to encourage political reflection and very often include the use of cameras and screenings on stage. Recently, his artistic interest has focused on the relation between the representation of the real and the fictional construction of narrative. His shows never avoid direct dialogue with the audience and always endeavour to generate a feeling of ephemeral community between the artists and the audience.

http://www.paumasalo.com

 

Xesca Salvà Cerdà

Llucmajor (Majorca), 1978. Graduate in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2014) and in Catalan Language and Literature from the University of the Balearic Islands (2000). She has worked as a scenographer in the design of space, costumes and lighting since 2010 in many theatre, dance and circus projects with companies such as Leandre, La Ruta 40, Lali Ayguadé and Manu Rodríguez and in several productions of the Teatre Principal de Palma and the Teatre Lliure.
Currently she combines her work as scenographer with the creation of her own performing creations, such as Cases (2017, Festival TNT; 2019, Festival Grec), a multiple piece on intimacy, play and memory that revolves around objects, sound, interactivity and documentary.
She has been resident artist in the Festival IF Barcelona (2016-17), Hangar.org and the Schaubude in Berlin with the project Cases (2018, Theater der Dinge Festival).

 

Marc Villanueva Mir

Barcelona, 1992. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2015) and in Literary Studies from the University of Barcelona (2017). He is currently studying the master’s degree in Arts in Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus- Liebig-Universität Gießen. Since 2016 he has worked as a performing artist and independent dramaturge. His projects focus on the ethical problems of representation, the performativity of discourse and the interrelations between knowledge and power.

His latest projects are El candidato (2018, Festival TNT), Correspondence #1 on the Importance of Time and Place, the Territory (2018, Frankfurter Kunstverein) and Sous la plage (2016, Festival TNT). As a dramaturge, he mainly works on documentary projects, dance pieces or interdisciplinary shows, such as Gentry (2018, Festival Grec), World of Wolves (2017, Festival Grec) and Bats&Clubs (2014, MACBA).

He has been resident artist at the Frankfurt LAB and the Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona (2016) and participant in the Internationales Forum of the Theatertreffen in Berlin (2017). He was granted an Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut and contributed to several projects by Rimini Protokoll. He is currently researching the production of intimacy and the links between marriage and nationality.

https://marcvillanuevamir.com

 

 

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The creators of the installation

Laura Clos Caturla «Closca»

Maresme, 1985. Graduate in Physical Activity Sports Science from INEFC (2007) and in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2013), she has a master’s degree in Lighting Design from the UPC (2015). She was granted the Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut to work with the Stuttgart State Opera and with the scenic designer Anna Viebrock. She currently forms part of the Jury of the Sebastià Gasch FAD Awards of Paratheatrical Arts. She is also a co-founding member of the theatre company Projecte Ingenu.
Most of her work as a scenographer and lighting designer focuses on the living arts. She has designed for venues such as the Sala Gran of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Espai Lliure (Teatre Lliure), Teatre Victòria and Teatre Akadèmia with directors Jordi Prat i Coll, Paco Mir, Xicu Masó, Marc Chornet, Joan Font and Mònica Bofill, among others.
Her most recent work in the theatre includes Incògnit (2019, Teatre Lliure), Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2018, TNC), InFaust (2018, Teatre Akadèmia), LifeSpoiler (2017, Sala Flyhard), Yerma (2017, Teatre Akadèmia) and El llibre de les bèsties (2016, Teatre Lliure). She has been nominated on two occasions for the ”best set design” in the Butaca Awards: Vaig ser Pròsper (2018) and Yerma (2017) and she has won it for Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2019).

 

Pau Masaló

Les Planes d’Hostoles, 1983. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, where he has also taught doctoral courses in Theory, Analysis and Film Documentation. He is co-founder of the company Ignífuga, where, as artistic director and dramaturge, he has presented six shows that have toured Europe and Spain. He has been invited by international festivals to create site-specific pieces and in 2016 his project Utopia received the Adrià Gual Award of the Institut del Teatre. His academic training and professional experience are evident in his creations, which have a marked visual nature. His productions seek to encourage political reflection and very often include the use of cameras and screenings on stage. Recently, his artistic interest has focused on the relation between the representation of the real and the fictional construction of narrative. His shows never avoid direct dialogue with the audience and always endeavour to generate a feeling of ephemeral community between the artists and the audience.

http://www.paumasalo.com

 

Xesca Salvà Cerdà

Llucmajor (Majorca), 1978. Graduate in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2014) and in Catalan Language and Literature from the University of the Balearic Islands (2000). She has worked as a scenographer in the design of space, costumes and lighting since 2010 in many theatre, dance and circus projects with companies such as Leandre, La Ruta 40, Lali Ayguadé and Manu Rodríguez and in several productions of the Teatre Principal de Palma and the Teatre Lliure.
Currently she combines her work as scenographer with the creation of her own performing creations, such as Cases (2017, Festival TNT; 2019, Festival Grec), a multiple piece on intimacy, play and memory that revolves around objects, sound, interactivity and documentary.
She has been resident artist in the Festival IF Barcelona (2016-17), Hangar.org and the Schaubude in Berlin with the project Cases (2018, Theater der Dinge Festival).

 

Marc Villanueva Mir

Barcelona, 1992. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2015) and in Literary Studies from the University of Barcelona (2017). He is currently studying the master’s degree in Arts in Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus- Liebig-Universität Gießen. Since 2016 he has worked as a performing artist and independent dramaturge. His projects focus on the ethical problems of representation, the performativity of discourse and the interrelations between knowledge and power.

His latest projects are El candidato (2018, Festival TNT), Correspondence #1 on the Importance of Time and Place, the Territory (2018, Frankfurter Kunstverein) and Sous la plage (2016, Festival TNT). As a dramaturge, he mainly works on documentary projects, dance pieces or interdisciplinary shows, such as Gentry (2018, Festival Grec), World of Wolves (2017, Festival Grec) and Bats&Clubs (2014, MACBA).

He has been resident artist at the Frankfurt LAB and the Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona (2016) and participant in the Internationales Forum of the Theatertreffen in Berlin (2017). He was granted an Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut and contributed to several projects by Rimini Protokoll. He is currently researching the production of intimacy and the links between marriage and nationality.

https://marcvillanuevamir.com