El dispositivo is a performed investigation on the politics of observing with regard to our bodies, our space, our languag, and the relation between the person observing and the person doing. The questions that emerge in the first instance are: Where does a gaze fall? What does that ‘fall’ mean? To what extent does it create an obligation? It is also a trajectory across the skin, a past being in time and in a body and in a space, and a continued being. An absurd imagining of oneself being.
ENSALLE is a contemporary creation company that emerged in Madrid in 1995 and has been established in Vigo since 2003 because it believes in continuing to create from “the fringes”. The company is made up of creators Raquel Hernández, Pedro Fresneda and Artús Rei, and their joint trajectory since 2005. Their creations result from constant continuity and evolution, and they have staged works that mix forms of expression with vital socio-political content, as well as collaborations with other artists. With more than 20 pieces to their credit, they have exhibited these at venues and festivals in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal. (www.teatroensalle.com).
TERRORISMO DE AUTOR is a collective of professionals who share similar tastes and interests: French cinema, the Nouvelle Vague, French culture, May ’68, philosophy, larking about, internet and, in particular, play. Through their audiovisual work they provide a different vision of reality that allows a distance from literal narrative or opinion, in pieces that work as little relevations. The aim is to provide humour or some other attraction so that they can be shared, and encourage participation and involvement. They create long and short audiovisuals, performances, and creation and audiovisual debate workshops. (www.terrorismodeautor.com).
SERGI FÄUSTINO is a creator working with performance and movement arts. His latest pieces, called FAUSTINO I, II, II, IV and V, take the form of an in-depth research process into physicality and his personal history based on the body. He develops his work in continuous contact and dialogue with other creators who reflect on art based on their own personal experience.
ANTOINE FORGERON is a performance creator, lighting designer, stage technician and technical director. He is a habitual collaborator with choreographers such as Estela Lloves, Sandra Gómez and Tania Arias, collectives such as Terrorismo de Autor and dramaturgs such as Miguel A. Altet, Carmen Menager and María Velasco. From the beginning, his work has been linked to independent Galician theatres such as Teatro Galán, Sala NASA and Teatro Ensalle, and he is currently technical codirector of the Madrid Autumn Festival.