One man only, a man alone.
A sun-king himself.
Would he withstand another?
Confrontation is gold: it stresses identity.
In a match of opposites, the reinforcement is mutual. Form is content; mass reveals singularity.
An ordinary man in a universe of soloists and heroes is worth what he performs. He is sun, he is solidarity, he is somber.
REI-SOL is a journey into one man’s intimate solitude. It is not, however, a lonely solo. One’s work on an opposite is a work on its referente.
Direction, performance and set: Ricardo Machado
Light design: Cláudia Valente
Video: Vitor Costa
Sound modelling: André Pires
Set construction support: Alexandra Barbosa, Nuno Brandão and Sofia Silva
Production support: Catarina Alfaia
Production: Outro Vento
Creation support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Creation residence: Circolando, Lugar Instável
Photos: José Caldeira, Lauro Santos and Ricardo Machado
2015 | 45 minutes