Artistic Direction: Irene Pascual
Collaboration: Christina Scultz / Andrea Cruz / Alba Vinton, Arantxa Lepe, Karen Codina, Andrea López i Marc Torres
11. november 2021.
Mar i Terra Theater, Palma de Mallorca
PaperPartycitypate explores the unpredictable universe of collective creativity. Invites the audience to live an experience, expand their own story and celebrate the here / now. A research process developed focusing on transdisciplinarity and participation.
Our research is based on the etymological intersection of the concept PARTY and PARTICIPATION. We conducted a breakdown on the main connotations and analogies that unite the two concepts and from thist have a structured relational performance.
Festivities are symbolic mythical constructions in which the beliefs, myths, conceptions of life and the world and the collective imaginaries are manifested and are associated with the stages of the life cycle, of the economy, of religious beliefs, of the politics and other central motivations in sociability. They are transmitted by tradition and are original and typical of a given society, space and time.
At the party we have two antagonistic and complementary components: the representation that a society makes of itself to affirm its values and perpetuity, and the rupture that hides under the fiction of the unanimity of which the carnival and subversive party takes charge. So the party isofuesfunctions: it is inclusive as it can crystallize the aspirations of collective awareness and common time is subversive because throughout the history has always been associated with revolt.
At each party there is a celebratory subject understood as the community that makes it and gives it meaning and a celebrated object that is the being or event evoked by rites and symbols and is presented for certain reasons and cyclically in different ways. : as a family celebration that unites individuals by creating bonds of solidarity, focusing on strengthening power structures; and the parties that mobilize the masses, where collective interests are at stake.
In any case, the festivities create a different time than normal, recreating spaces for other types of hierarchies, transforming the life of the community by regrouping its members in a system that suspends the usual validity.
Participation is one of the pillars of our research. We generate forms of involvement of the viewer with the creative process, offering him the role of creator, or co-creator. Thus we establish a framework of dynamic collaboration with the public that starts from the conception of the artistic fact as a relational experience.