mala voadora - 25 de abril 1974 in FRENCH (theatre performance)

Opening: 25 Jul 2024, 16:30 - 18:00

25 Jul 2024

Regular hours

14:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

10 €

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Hošek Contemporary

Berlin, Germany


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Hošek Contemporary is pleased to host 25 de abril 1974, a theatre performance by mala voadora IN FRENCH.

Admission: 10 € at the doors
Language: French
Doors: 16:30
Start: 17:00


In his film The Girl Chewing Gum, John Smith overlaps images captured on a London street with a voice that seems to give instructions for what is happening. The movement of the street seems to be predetermined by the artist. He tells people to cross the road, cars to pass or birds to fly. This film is the opposite of fake stories and fake news: if the latter try to pass off fiction as reality, the film tries to pass off reality as fiction. mala voadora recreates Smith’s experience using images from 25 April 1974, as if the revolution were an artist’s staging. As well as revealing the facts that ensured the establishment of a democratic regime in Portugal, this show highlights the mechanisms of fictional construction and, in particular, the construction of manipulated realities. The overlapping of the voice of command on a reality that has already happened creates a situation that is also conducive to the de-banalisation of the images themselves. We want the images of 25 April 1974 to remain intense.

direction and text Jorge Andrade . consultancy Joaquim Furtado . with Magaly Teixeira . video editing João Gambino . soundtrack Sérgio Delgado . set and costume design José Capela . light and technical direction João Fonte ‧ production team Joana Mesquita Alves, Sofia Freitas e Inês Soares Lopes ‧ coproduction MAAT, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II and Escher Theatre (Luxembourg)

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