An I for An I

By: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Premiere: Festival Pedras d'Água, 2007
Duration: 120"

A performance for 3 prostitutes (or ex-prostitutes).
Performance for 3 viewers at each time: sitting and facing the 3 women, the public establishes a very intimate and direct relationship with the performers (eye to eye), with no words and for an undetermined period, while they listen, through a sound system of contact microphones and headphones, to the breathing of each woman. All other viewers are put waiting for a sit on the sofa, and, as in a voyeuristic game, they are free to watch the performance and the relationships established by others from the outside, choosing to later participate in the performance or not.

Concept, Artistic Direction: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Performers: 3 prostitutes or ex-prostitutes
Production: casaBranca
Co-production: Festival Pedras d’água (CEM)