Hello! Hundreds of things are lost in the city. Can you help me and find them?

 

1.Something to clap

2.Two things trying to occupy the same place

3.The most beautiful thing you can read

4.Where the sun likes to hide

5.Colours that make you stop. Then move again. Then stop.

6.It keeps an eye on what is going on

7.Something waiting

8..A Line (in your hand?)

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SCORES TO THE INVISIBLE

Site-Specific 

One-to-one performance

 

Nørrebro Station -  Copenhagen, DK  June 2019

“SCORES TO READ THE INVISIBLE”  is an immersive audio-experience co-created with the local community  and experienced by one audience at a time. Guided by a scorebook of things to find in the city, it plays with the idea of orchestrating the everyday, adding fiction to reality and engaging the audience's imagination in improvised actions and world-making. An experience of 'acknowledging the other by re-narrating and giving place to other voices in the city.

 

The concept  was created  during Metropolis Residencies (Copenhagen, June 2019).

  

The initial idea was freely inspired by the book “WHERE IS WALLY?, a  series of children's puzzle books created by English illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of detailed illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of things at a given location. Readers are challenged to find Wally hidden in the group, as well as other situations and characters.  The one-month period of research in Copenhagen helped me to navigate through different possibilities and formats of translating it into an experience.

We are currently looking for opportunities to further develop it in 2021.  For detailed info, please contact me via email.

This project is  part of a series of works entitled “UNSEEN CITY” started in Brazil in 2012 that explores the dramaturgical potential of the urban space  with the aim of dialoguing and finding new ways of experiencing the city.   An enjoyable and fun experience of acknowledging the interconnectedness and complexity of the narratives we built together as citizens.  

SOME EARLY SKETCHES I MADE DURING THE RESIDENCY PERIOD:

Idea for further development

Scores

How can we open space/conversations in which trigger people to share unusual personal stories? How do we take private stories into the public space?  How do we re-narrate it? How do we turn it into a myth and into an experience?

How do we catch the fluid, hidden and unknown narratives of the city as the ultimate intercultural, intergenerational, intergender communality, searching  for other voices to become part of the collective narrative?

Leaving a trace - sketch for final experiment

...You can find more sketches, notes and the whole process on my residency diary. Link above...