V7: THE ART OF SILENCING (WORK IN PROGRESS)
The project V7 is an original theatrical project based on a research on fear and freedom of expression. The play carry deeply inscribed with the tension and debate that censorship and self-censorship entail as ideas of control of freethinking and free expression. What are the limits? Why do we censor? What do we accept of the divergence?
The play shows two characters who meet in a single stage area where they represent an eternal and thoughtful dialogue. On the one hand, we find the Whore, as a symbol of the perversion and submission of women within the patriarchal system that imposes control laws, and Archilochus, referring to the first poet to be censored in ancient Greece, and that will encourage the Whore to tell her story, expose herself, feel… This eternal dialogue will allow us to reflect on issues such as censorship, fear, freedom of expression, violence or power, among others.
Stage space and time are presented as two widespread elements that constitute a universe where performativity and various texts will coexist, a series of own-created texts and others inspired and based on artistic works, especially literary and cinematographic works, all of which were censored like the documentary, Breathe, from which V7 starts.
Artistic residency 2021 and 2024 in L’animal a l’esquena.
With the support of OSIC (Generalitat de Catalunya) with Performing arts investigaton and innovation grant 2021 and 2022, the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona with Barcelona Crea grant 2022 and Dau al Sec.
October 2023 laboratory at Temporada Alta.
Direction and script: Susanna Barranco and Juan Navarro
Interpretation: Susanna Barranco and Juan Navarro
Technical head and lighting design: Ferdy Esparza
Scenic space and video: Manel Barnils
Costume design: José Duarte
Production: Cia. Susanna Barranco, Temporada Alta and Mousiké
Production assistants: Yasmina Berkane and Txell Casas
3D printing: Ferran Silva
Photography: Sandra Gross
Acknowledgments: Cia. Mal Pelo, Montserrat Casanovas, Annalisa Mirizio, Marta Azparren, Patricia Rodiguez and Nagore Arrizabalaga
With the support of: OSIC, ICUB, Animal a l’Esquena, Dau al Sec and Temporada Alta