THEÁOMAI

ESAD - INSTITUT DEL TEATRE DE BARCELONA Installation

THEÁOMAI

CREATION OF YELLOW SPACE IN A CENSORSHIP-FREE ENCLOSURE

Theáomai (contemplation) is the Greek term that refers to the gaze as a creative act, far from the passive connotations that we usually use in a context in which visual information has saturated our everyday life.

The gaze is per se creative and generates a discourse. Scenographers impregnate with their critical eye the space they design, and it has an impact on the viewers’ eyes. It is an invitation to dialogue with what they have in front of them and an opportunity to become co-creators of the play.

We understand, then, the set designer as a creator of spaces for debate. Everything must be able to be talked about and discussed on a stage, whatever it may be. The scenographer's perspective is the starting point of a theatre committed to freedom of expression and to the diversity of opinions and thoughts. From here, it is the audience who decide what story is told, what to think, what to do…

This is our proposal, a space in constant transformation where the audience can be ultimately responsible for writing their own narrative about the facts of our present.

Special thanks to Anna Gual, poetess

 

– Dossier Theáomai

 

Lola Belles, Sergi Cerdan, Sara Espinosa and Lluc Ubach
Designers and creators of the installation

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Theáomai