In every soul there is a black stain that needs to be obscured
In every soul there is black stain that needs to be obscured is a choral, tectonic, frictional, cyclical work, like waves riding onto the shore. The leading characters, locals of a coastal town, tell us fragments of a catastrophe, speculative replicas showing how the forces of nature transform the town’s social and political projects led by their Mayor.
This work won the Ibsen Scope Grant, and it is the result of a stage-based investigation exploring the forces of non-human presences in the play The pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen. What would happen if we stop seeing nature as a passive stage for human drama and recognize its capacity for action? Why do natural disasters turn into human catastrophes?
In this work, we investigate how natural phenomena and disasters, both powerful non-human influences, call human sovereignty over the planet into question. This view can transform our way of inhabiting the earth at a time when the deep deterioration of ecosystems puts our own species’ existence and that of thousands of others at risk.
Today, in a global climate crisis, In every soul there is a black stain that needs to be obscured focuses on those elements and agencies that have been nothing but a backdrop insocial, economic and political projects.
The work was funded by the Ibsen Scope Grant, an international scholarship awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for the creation of innovative projects in the field of the performing arts, based on works by Henrik Ibsen. It is co-produced by Matucana 100 and has the theoretical support of CIGIDEN (Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management).
Cast: VERONICA MEDEL
MARIA PAZ GRANDJEAN
Director: NICOLAS ESPINOZA
Dramaturgy: JUAN PABLO TRONCOSO
Comprehensive design: CATALINA DEVIA
Audiovisual design: PABLO MOIS
Sound universe: FEDERICO PALMA
Sound design: DANIEL MARABOLÍ
Production: COTE DURAN
Production assistance: LYNDA MEBTOUCHE
Graphic design: JAVIER PAÑELLA
Communications: CAMPFIRE CULTURE
Photos: DANIEL CORVILLON
Theoretical assistance: CIGIDEN