For this virtual residency, Igor Cardellini and Tomas Gonzalez (Lausanne) invited “Colectivo” utópico, an international group they form with the artists Rita Aquino (Salvador), Rébecca Balestra (Geneva), Paula Baró (Buenos Aires), Felipe de Assis (Salvador) and Marina Quesada (Buenos Aires) and a special participation by UK artist Ira Brand.
Together, they conceived Performance Telling, a project in which they share/recycle existing pieces through their respective prisms. Here they propose a work composed of four variations inspired by End meeting for all by Forced Entertainment. In doing so, they question togetherness and parasitism.
This project is supported by Pro Helvetia through their Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Virtual Residency programme, which builds profile & networks for Swiss artists in the UK.
Tomas Gonzalez – Actor and Director
Tomas Gonzalez studied Arts and Humanities at the University of Lausanne and graduated from the University of Performing Arts, Manufacture-HEARTS, where he has been teaching since 2018. His research focuses on the processes of copying, imitation and reactivation. He also works with directors such as Jérôme Bel, Milo Rau, Yan Duyvendak, Stefan Kaegi, Mohammad Al Attar and Sara Leghissa as an artistic collaborator.
Igor Cardellini- Director, Dramaturg and Journalist
Igor Cardellini graduated from the University of Lausanne in Anthropology, Sociology and Political science. As a director, he is interested in power relations and how the theatrical situation allows to reactivate them and to bring them into play. He is also a journalist for several daily newspapers in French-speaking Switzerland and a member of the committee of the Belluard Bollwerk Festival in Fribourg.
LIFT is hosting Colectivo Utópico as part of Pro Helvetia’s Swiss Selection Edinburgh: Virtual Residency, pairing Swiss artists and UK presenters.