THE LUNG

THE LUNG

concept / perfomance Rita Vilhena and Lígia Soares
musicRui Lima and Sérgio Martins
production (Netherlands)Baila Louca
production (Portugal) Máquina Agradável
support/ residencies O Espaço do Tempo, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Teatro Praga
financed by Government of Portugal, Ministry of Culture

Through repetition two women subject language to the organic laws of the body making it merge into this. In response language also changes the body and soon is hard to tell where did the word or the movement start: backs that talk, words that breathe. Two possible aberrations: the language as a merely organic function, or the headless body as a speaking being. Even more real is to notice a third aberration: that for almost every word there is an opposite and that only in the space between them a possibility of life.