Become part of the collection !
Raquel André collects curiosities. But they are not your continental books or stuffed animals. She collects people.
Raquel André (Portugalia) - „Collection of Lovers”
21 July 2018, 8 pm
👉 tickets R – 30 zł, C – 20 zł
+ meeting with the artist,
+ opportunity to buy the book 'Collection of Lovers'
Raquel André is a collector of rare things.
In Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Rio de Janeiro, Loulé, Minde, Paredes de Coura, Sever do Vouga, Ovar, Manaus, Barreiro, Bergen, Stavanger and Oslo she has collected over 153 meetings (until April 2018). People of all nationalities, genders and ages have accepted to meet her at someone’s flat, and for an hour, to construct a fictional intimacy to be captured in memory and photographs. In each city that the performance travels, it collects more lovers and accumulates new meetings. The photographs and details of these meetings are the contents of a performance that tells a story about what this collection of relationships may mean. Just what are we looking for when we meet someone? In the age of e-mail, facebook, instagram, tinder, and grinder, we have all become experts at faking intimacy.
We post what we eat, who we kiss, where we go, what we’re thinking and reading, what we like and dislike – all translated into views, likes, and comments.
Raquel’s collection is the results of an obsessive fascination with the terabytes of information that exist in each minuscule movement of another person. It is a reflection on intimacy that is explored one-to-one and amplified for the stage, all real and all fake. Each time the door opens for a new lover, Raquel André dives into an abyss that is the other, and reality and fiction merge. Each encounter is real. The flirtation is real. The intimacy may feel more real than fiction. And Raquel, the obsessive collector, holds on to the moments of each meeting, the rare objects of her peculiar collection, ephemeral and infinite.
This work is part of your project Collection of People: Collection of Lovers, Collection of Collectors, Collection of Artists and Collection of Spectators.
COLLECTION OF LOVERS by Raquel André
Created by António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida e Raquel André
Lighting designer Rui Monteiro
Lighting designer on tour Eduardo Abdala
Sound Design João Neves
Production Mónica Talina
PhotographyTiago Jesus Brás
Co-producer D.Maria II National Theater in Lisbon (Portugal) with TEMPO Arts Festival in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Touring Support 2018 Fundação GDA
Curator: Edyta Kozak
Project produced in the framework of the PERFORMING EUROPE 2020 project, co-financed by EU Creative Europe - apap project and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.