SUPERNATURAL is a performative film that talks and listens, that interferes and seeks out those who are beholding it. Its desire is to abandon the screen, to take a look at those who look at it, and listen to them, but also to be smelled and seen beyond what is being seen. This film is like voice or reason, aesthetics or human cuisine, i.e., it is a way to escape out of the prison of the “natural” contingencies by focusing its attention on the activity of the experience itself.
There are two ways of dealing with the “natural”: refusing it or expanding it. SUPERNATURAL expands, because it wants to occupy and then overcome and hyperbolize. In this expansion, the natural no longer exists, it loses its definition taking the place of the changing image of which the world is made.
SUPERNATURAL is a transcendent experience occurring outside of the body, of all bodies, but particularly of one’s own. It is like a super-power and, in this movement, it focuses on the image, a sensitive existence one intends to speak with. That is why this performative film aspires, in a speculative gesture, to activate an effect, a hypothetical relaxation, a sensory experience for those who are off the screen as if they were on it.
1st – Funchal / Madeira, 25 January to 1 February 2020
2nd – Funchal e Calheta / Madeira, 18 to 31 October 2020
SUPERNATURAL is a project by Teatro Praga for Dançando com a Diferença, created in collaboration with its interpreters and the film director Jorge Jácome.
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