POROMECHANICS is a collection of video-portraits of artists, depicted as oracles.
The initiative to portrait different artists, who are filmed moments after being subjected to states of immersion, through physical and sound activation, potentiates the idea of accessing the “black boxes” of these visionary bodies, promoting the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and the appearance of subconscious speeches.
In an attempt to reclaim the flesh and hypnagogic individual hallucinations, each body is depicted a soothsayer (the one who tells the truth), returning the manifestation of their gestures on camera.
POROMECHANICS is a project created in dialogue with the dance piece CABRAQIMERA. DDD presents the online version of POROMECHANICS, which will be presented in Teatro Municipal do Porto in a near future.
Artistic Direction, Vídeo Catarina
Portrayed Choreographers Ana Isabel Castro, Ana Rita
Teodoro, António Pedro Lopes, Cristina Planas Leitão, Marco da Silva Ferreira,
Vocalists Team COBRA’CORAL Catarina Miranda, Clélia
Colonna, Ece Canli
Music Lechuga Zaphiro
Video Post-production Catarina Miranda, João Parra,
Colouring Mark Gomez
Production and Promotion Sara Abrantes, Sofia Matos, Joana Silva / Materiais Diversos
Executive produced by Vanda Cerejo
Coproduced by Materiais Diversos, SOOPA, Teatro Municipal do Porto, CND Centre national de la danse (Paris/França), ICI-CCN de Montpellier—Occitanie (in the scope of the project Life Long Burning supported by the European Commission - Montpellier/France)
Project financed by Rede Cultural 5Sentidos / Convite à Criação Artística (Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro Micaelense, Teatro Municipal do Porto, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Viriato)
Artistic residencies Teatro Municipal do Porto, SOOPA, CND Centre National de la Danse (Paris/França).