© Mónica Samões

The Line or The desert is no longer a empty house

By: Ana Borralho, João Galante and Mónica Samões
Premiere: LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas (Lagos, Portugal, 2009)
Duration: 40"

A story… An undetermined place with poor visibility, where sound builds the landscape.
Two narrators and a character who observes and questions everything. A plane, a man who owns the stars, voices which are not seen, 10 fingers when we only need one to count, a head full of questions and everything, everything falls from the sky.
Please, draw me a sheep!

A sound and visual space that explores the concepts of Infinite, Border and Limit. The work had as starting point the life and work of the writers Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Hugo Pratt, pilots of the deserts, of the skies and of the seas that reflect upon the idea of silence and empty space.
Another source of inspiration was the small character of the book “Kid”, by brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatski.

Concept and Direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante e Mónica Samões

Performer: Mónica Samões

Space and Props: Eric Costa

Light and Robots: David Palma

Music and Sound: Pedro Alçada
Production: casaBranca

Co-Production: Útero
Partners: LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, ZDB / Espaço Negócio

Support: ACCCA, O Rumo do Fumo, Atelier Real, JGM, Grande Cena, Citemor, Gráfica Mirandela, Quinta das Aves, Restaurante Pouso do Infante, TEL – Teatro Experimental de Lagos

Presented in:

LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas
Lagos, November 2009

Espaço Negócio / ZDB
Lisboa, February 2010