Suicide notes (Daft lecture) is the performative conference version of stage play Suicide notes, in which Marc Caellas and David G. Torres, its authors, explain the ins and outs of the project.
A project that brings onto the stage the subject of suicide, the taboo it represents, the extent to which it’s hidden in contrast to its importance and relevance, and the fact that it implies presenting the body in a definitive way, that is, making a decision about the end of one’s own life span.
As in other projects by Marc Caellas and David G. Torres, Suicide notes is based on quotations and appropriations: in this case, suicide notes by writers, artists, musicians … admired suicides.
Marc Caellas is a writer, performer, theatre director and curator of cultural projects. With Esteban Feune de Colombi, he created El paseo de Robert Walser, a walkabout play that has been staged since 2012. He has published the books Carcelona, Caracaos, Drogotá, Neuros Aires and Teatro del bueno.
David G. Torres is a writer, curator, essayist and theatre director. He is the author of non-fiction novel Cielo and essay No más mentiras. He was curator of the exhibition PUNK. Its traces in contemporary art at Macba.
Marc Caellas & David G. Torres are co-authors and co-directors of performance creations Cielo TV and Suicide notes.
This is the seventh edition of INFLUX festival [ video on stage ] that, once again, collaborates with Antic Teatre to promote artists who use video and digital media as an integral aspect of artistic expression in their stage proposals. The festival includes works by visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers, performers or theatrical creators who work in the in-between and hybrid spaces. INFLUX aims to provide visibility for local creators from Barcelona and Catalonia and wants to help display the diversity that exists in contemporary creation.