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Tourdates
MARCH 2024
27 Mar - CAGLIARI IT
Sa Manifattura / Fuorimargine
28 Mar - CAGLIARI IT
Sa Manifattura / Fuorimargine
 

The artistic collaboration between Francisco Camacho and Meg Stuart traces back to Stuart’s early works, notably Disfigure Study (1991). Their deep personal connection has grown through various projects, such as Stuart’s acclaimed solo piece BLESSED, which Camacho has performed since 2007. Now, for the first time in three decades, they reunite on stage for a duet, drawing inspiration from the mysterious Nuragic ruins of Sardinia. In the twilight of this ancient civilization, stone giants guarded the island’s shores – traces of a rich culture that slowly eroded. Going beyond the museum walls, Camacho and Stuart delve into the gaps, the absences in the record. What remains?
Visual artist Gaëtan Rusquet, sound designer Vincent Malstaf and light designer Frank Laubenheimer create a landscape that, like the Nuragic sites, might have come from the future, or even exist outside of time. In this space, Camacho and Stuart excavate emotional artifacts. They look for contrast in size and scale: minimal poses blaze with feeling, rage and force are compressed and restrained. With their voices they channel a lost language, weaving connections that span universes. Meeting through rhythm and repetition, they rewind and accelerate, encode and decipher, make and break patterns. By listening to the past, they construct an archeology of the present that does not distinguish between the mystical and the mundane.

Credits

Co-created and performed by Francisco Camacho, Meg Stuart
Scenography Gaëtan Rusquet
Sound design Vincent Malstaf
Light design and technical direction Frank Laubenheimer
Artistic assistance Márcio Kerber Canabarro
Outside Eye Sigal Zouk

Tourdates
MARCH 2024
27 Mar - CAGLIARI IT
Sa Manifattura / Fuorimargine
28 Mar - CAGLIARI IT
Sa Manifattura / Fuorimargine
© Bruno Simão - Galleries of Rural Life - Visitable Reserve of the National Museum of Ethnology Lisbon