Una isla

Agrupación Señor Serrano

direction and dramaturgy Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios
assistant dramaturg Carlota Grau
performers Lia Coelho Vohlgemuth, Sara Montalvão, Bartosz Ostrowski, Carlota Grau
set & lighting design
scenography and costumes Xesca Salvà
lighting design Cube.bz
Nico Roig
additional details
choreography Núria Guiu
holographic video creation David Negrão
video programming David Muñiz
artificial intelligences used during the creation process GPT-3, Bloom, ChatGPT, DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, FILM
production direction Barbara Bloin
executive production Paula S. Viteri
management Art Republic

thanks: Josep Marimon, Inês Oliveira, The Algorithmic Bridge, Román Torre, Ventura Kalász, Eva de Torróntegui, Marc Sansalvadó, Chloe Sansalvadó, Teo Sansalvadó, Blanca García Lladó, Alexandra Laudo, Julià Laudo, Claudi Laudo, Rosa Pozuelo, Emilio Palacios, Ayesha Gul
GREC Festival de Barcelona, Câmara Municipal de Setúbal, Rota Clandestina, Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Iberica (FITEI), Centro Cultural CondeDuque, Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid (LAVA), CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Feikes Huis, SPRING Festival, Departament de Cultura de la Generalita

All the literature that you and we read agrees on one thing: a new way of living together must be found. It is hard not to agree with this statement. We must overcome the current phase of cultural conflict and seek a new coexistence where the “I” gives way to the “we”, where individual well-being cannot be conceived without common well-being. These statements are irresistible. And yet, like any matter that appears unquestionable, these claims are riddled with problematic elements. Who fits in that “we” so attractive? How do we go from “me” to “we”, from the individual to the community? Does that “us” fit the people we don’t like? What percentage of the population does that “us” that we dream of comprise? Can there be a “we” without a “the others”? Who has to imagine this new world? What do we do with anger (with that of “the others” and with our own)? What room is left for conflict? And for the discrepancy? What do we do with what bothers us? Do mosquitoes fit into that “we”? And the viruses? The plankton? The poisonous plants? The artificial plants? And artificial intelligences? artificial intelligences. Since the 1950s, when studies on artificial intelligence as we understand it today began, fictions have portrayed artificial intelligences as a threat. Possibly a threat similar to that which the machines posed to the Luddites; that of the robots in Asimov’s novels; or on another level of things, the faceless faces of immigrants in our societies. As in any mythology, the creator’s fear of being overtaken and annihilated by his creation has led to the dilemma of coexistence between humans and artificial intelligences. Fear of the other, of the unknown. For the first time, humanity finds itself facing an agency that is perceived as more capable, as superior. And that agency joins the rest of the agencies that are already in play to define the “we”. What should be the rights of a cow, a human, an AI or the sun? Does our choreography of the future intertwine or tie hands? Who is to imagine the new myths? And our future? What if we invite artificial intelligences to imagine a “we”? If we invite them to imagine a place for that “us”? What if we ask you to help us imagine An Island?


7-9 July 2023, h 20:30
Grec Festival
Barcellona, Teatre Lliure Montjuïc

21 October 2023, h 21
22 October 2023, h 17
Festival delle Colline Torinesi
Turin, Teatro Astra
26-28 October 2023, h 20
29 October 2023, h 19
Madrid, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque
20 January 2024, h 20.30
Valladolid, LAVA Laboratorio de las Artes de Valladolid
3 February 2024, h 20.30
Teatro Contatto 42
Udine, Teatro Palamostre