Untitled, Still Life

By: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Premiere: ZDB Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal / 2009)
Duration: 80"

This performance gives continuity to Borralho & Galante‘s recurring question: the place of the public.
The set is like a photo studio, constituted by one sofa, four light projectors and one digital photograph machine.
The audience doesn’t know who is performer or public. There are five performers infiltrated inside the public. The audience is invited for an initial photograph in scene, with all the public and performers together.

As from this moment, the performance develops in a sequence of photographs taken between the performers and the spectators, creating a “family album”. The audience and the performers can take a photo when they want during the performance. The stories and the situations are supported and transformed through the handling of the sound and the action of the light, generating a permanent construction of new internal dramaturgies, which intensify until the end of the performance.


Concept: Ana Borralho, João Galante and Rui Catalão
Artistic direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Dramaturgy: Rui Catalão
Co-creation: Ana Borralho, Cláudio da Silva, João Galante, Rui Catalão, Yingmei Duan
Collaboration: Antonia Buresi, Francisca Santos, Maria Lemos, Mónica Samões, Yann Gibert
Set design: Ana Borralho, João Galante, Rui Catalão
Sound: João Galante

Executive production: Ana Borralho and Mónica Samões
Production: casaBranca
Co-production: Útero e DeVIR / CaPa – Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve
Support: Atelier RE.AL, Grande Cena, Galeria Zé dos Bois
Projecto financiado por: Ministério da Cultura / DGArtes
Thanks: Alaíde Costa, Ana André, Alexander Jenkins, Claudia Nunes, David-Alexandre Guéniot, Duarte Catarre, Fernando Ribeiro, Helena Flor, João Fiadeiro, José Pelicano, Margarida Mestre, Marie Mignot, Melro, Miguel Pereira, Nuno Catarre, Patricia Almeida, Patricia Caballero, Rodrigo, Sofia Campos, Tamara Ascanio, Tatiana, Vasco Célio, Vasco Vidigal