A creation about the way the human being is aware of himself and the world, and the efforts he makes to understand that way of being, trying to know himself better. The brain looking at the brain.
From January til July 2010 MARIONET was one of the 10 selected candidates to experience an artistic residency in the Program Net of Residencies – Art | Science and Technology Experimentation, from Ciência Viva and DGArtes. Our residency was in the Centre for Neurosciences and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra (CNC), where we were able to follow daily routines and projects of some of the research groups inside that centre. The fact we were able to use a room in the centre to work in, allowed us to interact more closely with the object of our artistic study and to acquire a vast quantity of materials, and a lot of them weren’t used during our stay there. It’s this collection of creative materials, together with the close relationship we established with the CNC, that constitutes the beginning of the project MIM – My Inner Mind.
MIM is a play about brains. Brains that use the brain, brains that study the brain, brains that create, brains that sense, that recall, that experiment, that get emotional, that learn, that live. It’s also a play about remembering and its reverse, forgetting, and was intended to become an experience to those who attend it. A sensorial and reasoned experience, invoking personal memories and creating new ones. The play is a path through remembering and forgetting along the premises of CNC.
Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular da Universidade de Coimbra | Coimbra
November 21st to December 1st (Wednesday to Saturday), 2012 | 9:30pm
Age rating | 12+
Running time | 1h30
Tickets | €10 / €6 student discount, theatre science professionals
Along the path you can find memories from other places and times, other people, many of them collected during the last few weeks before the premiere in a repository of small objects charged with memories that we called Memorion. And, of course, also the memory of the daily routine of the research centre in the constant quest of trying to find out why we are as we are.
Unusually, we will allow the audience to take photos and film the performance, so that they can keep memories from it using the technological gadgets we all carry nowadays. We intend that the audience contribute to the making of a memory of the play through those pictures and recordings, and will try to collect all those contributions and personal points of view.
Discussion and Ideas Alexandre Lemos, Filipe Eusébio, José Miguel Pereira, Lígia Anjos, Lucília Raimundo, Mafalda Oliveira, Marcelo dos Reis, Mário Montenegro, Marta Félix, Pedro Andrade
Playwright and Cast Filipe Eusébio, Lucília Raimundo, Mário Montenegro
Direction Mário Montenegro
Set Design, Wardrobe and Image Pedro Andrade
Original Soundtrack and Sound Design José Miguel Pereira, Marcelo dos Reis
Lighting Design and Technical Direction Mafalda Oliveira
Technical Assistance José Castro Gomes, Rui Capitão
Stage Photography Francisca Moreira
Video Registry Ana Félix
Hair Design Carlos Gago
Executive Production Alexandre Lemos, Marta Félix, Teresa Girão CNC
With the Support of
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Molecular da Universidade de Coimbra
Dolce Vita Coimbra
Governo de Portugal – Direção-Geral das Artes
Fundação Bissaya Barreto
MAFIA – Federação Cultural de Coimbra
Rádio Universidade de Coimbra
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