The Meaning of Everything is the third creation of a triptych dedicated to the umbrella theme “Systems”, after The Secret Gland (2017) and The Empathic Limbo (2018). The first show dealt with body systems, the second with artificial intelligence systems, and this third is about world knowledge systems.
TAGV | Coimbra
November 4th and 5th, 2022 | 9:30pm
Age rating | 12+
Duration | aprox. 1h30
Tickets | €7 / €5 student discount, < 25 years old, > 65 years old, culture professionals, Unemployed, UC Alumni Network, UC Community, Alliance Française, FNAC Card, O. A. North Region, O.E. Central Region, CGD Social Services, groups of 10 or more people
4 de novembro de 2022 | 15h00
Tickets | €2
In our artistic work’s relation with science, we have focused on researching it at a disciplinary level (e.g., astronomy, physics, neurosciences, ecology). After 22 years of artistic activity related to several scientific fields, we believe it is opportune to reflect on a broader level about the differences, similarities, and intersections between these two great areas of knowledge.
This idea of art as a way of knowledge is where we start from. Artistic and scientific research are two complementary ways of discovering and transforming the world, each with its own methods and languages. Both Art and Science are complex systems that evolve over time. Nowadays, in a world in which knowledge production in both systems still has relatively well-established limits, we need to research (as we already do) the points where these limits are blurred, and where the borders are less defined.
Through small experiments on stage, we try to contribute to the knowledge of parts of the whole that make up the world and our existence. We focused our research (in an unoriginal but urgent way) on our perception of the accelerated transformations that our planet is going through, and how we are reacting to those changes.
We look at the past, the present, the future, the temporary and the timeless, the human and the non-human. We talk about encyclopaedias, superscripts, clay, CO2, cryptocurrency, dinosaurs, bicycles, language, and many other building and destroying things.
We made a song that gives us pleasure to sing.
Discussion and Ideas Carolina Andrade, Catarina Moita, Guilherme Pompeu, Luísa Neves Soares, Marcelo dos Reis, Mário Montenegro, Pedro Andrade, Pedro Sousa Raposo, Zé Ribeiro
Playwright Carolina Andrade, Catarina Moita, Mário Montenegro, Zé Ribeiro
Direction Mário Montenegro
Cast Carolina Andrade, Catarina Moita, Zé Ribeiro
Set Design, Wardrobe and Image Pedro Andrade
Video Luísa Neves Soares e Pedro Sousa Raposo
Original Soundtrack and Sound Design Marcelo dos Reis
Lighting Design and Technical Direction Guilherme Pompeu
Hair Design Carlos Gago – Ilídio Design Cabeleireiros
Production Direction Francisca Moreira
Executive Production Vicente Paredes
Promotional Video and Photography Tiago Cerveira
Video Registry João Cunha
Coproduction Marionet | Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente
With the Support of
República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
MAFIA – Federação Cultural de Coimbra
Ilídio Design Cabeleireiros
Rádio Universidade de Coimbra
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