REI-SOL

 

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

Coproduction: Circolando
Creation support: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Creation residence: Circolando, Lugar Instável

Photos: José Caldeira, Lauro Santos and Ricardo Machado

2015 | 45 minutes