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Una isla

Agrupación Señor Serrano

CREDITS
year
2023
text
direction and dramaturgy Àlex Serrano and Pau Palacios
assistant dramaturg Carlota Grau
cast
performers Lia Coelho Vohlgemuth, Sara Montalvão, Bartosz Ostrowski, Carlota Grau
set & lighting design
scenography and costumes Xesca Salvà
lighting design Cube.bz
music
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
production
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

What happens when two ways of understanding movement, of being in the world and relating to it meet? What happens when an individual finds himself in the middle of a new group for him, where he feels he is in a minority, where his movements do not fit? What are we willing to tolerate? What are we willing to give up in order to start a dialogue? Is giving up a defeat?

We need to find a new way of living together. It is hard not to agree with this statement. We must overcome the current phase of cultural conflict and seek a new coexistence where “me” gives way to the “us”, 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 “us” so attractive? How do we go from “me” to “us”, 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 “us” without “the others”? What do we do with what bothers us? Do mosquitoes fit into that “us”? Do viruses? Plankton? And poisonous plants? What about artificial plants? And about artificial intelligences? Since the 1950s, when studies on artificial intelligence as we understand it today began, fictions have portrayed artificial intelligences as a threat. As in any mythology, the creator’s fear of being overtaken and annihilated by his creation has led the dilemma of coexistence between humans and artificial intelligences. Fear of the other, of the unknown. Does it really need to be this way? Who is to imagine the new myths? And our future? What if we invite artificial intelligences to imagine “us”? What if we invite them to imagine a place for that “us”? What if we ask them to help us imagine Una isla (An Island – AI)?

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Tour

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

tour
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
12-13 January 2024, h 20.30
Valencia, Teatre el Musical
19-20 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
5 March 2024, h 20
Anglet (F), Théâtre Quintaou
21-22 March 2024, h 19.30
FOG Festival
Milan, Teatro dell'Arte - Sala Grande
20 April 2024
Olot (ES), Festival Sismògraf
10-11 May 2024, h 21
Seville (ES), Teatro Central
18-19 May 2024
Singapore, Singapore International Festival of Arts
31 May 2024
Utrecht (NL), SPRING Performing arts festival
22 June 2024, h 20
Palma de Maiorca (ES), Teatre Principal