Cheli is the protagonist of the first piece of Pupilas pintaban mis sábanas, a project that depicts the real lives of heroin users from the 70s-90s in Barcelona. Since he was 18 and to this day, that he is 62, Cheli has used heroin. His use began in the 70s, between the night in the Barcelona after Franco’s death and the field trips to the mountains to experience transcendental introspection, pushed by the desire to discover a new world of new freedoms. The sound record of Cheli’s history intertwines on the stage with the voice and the body of Erik, his doctor. From their dialogue, multiple prospective answers emerge to one question: how do we manage pleasure and suffering in contemporary society?
Lalínea is an artistic project that focuses on the creative process and on the dynamics that are generated between artistic action and audience. At the same time, they work with reality as raw material in an attempt to rewrite hegemonic discourse. Their stage productions propose variations on the performative conference format in order to directly question contemporary complex realities, while also exploring the poetics of everyday life through visual and sound rhetoric, thus offering unique sensory experiences.
Lalínea was born in 2019 in Barcelona. It was resident company at Teatre Lliure for the 20/21 season with the project José y la Barcelona disidente, which premiered at the Grec Festival de Barcelona 2021.