Cheli is the protagonist of the first chapter of Pupilas pintaban mis sábanas, a project depicting the real lives of heroin users from the 70s-90s in Barcelona. Since he was 18 through to today at 62, Cheli has used heroin. He began using in the 70s, in the Barcelona nights after Franco’s death and during trips to the mountains to experience transcendental introspection, in the hopes of discovering a new world of freedoms that he ended up sick of. The audio document of Cheli’s story is interwoven on stage with the voice and the body of Erik, his doctor, who dives into his patient’s universe looking for prospective answers to one question: how do we manage pleasure and pain in our 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.