terça-feira, março 30, 2010


« Fumer, c’est être l’esclave du tabac. »


Amphibian Man (1962) - movie - based on Alexander Beliaev's novel published in 1928.

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Metropolis*new score*

Symphony of Fear

One could make a banal observation that the Metropolis, which Lang built in his film, is our contemporary world. From the point of view of the interwar Europe, the vision was certainly attractive and tempting. From today’s perspective, with the idealist fascination of living in the tower of Babel already behind us, we are surprised to notice that the walls we built, with the intention of separating us from the foreign, the different, the poor and the immigrants, grew into our minds unnoticed and formed a labyrinth we cannot escape from. We cannot recognize the paths we already traveled, our memory stopped serving us the information we need. The world degenerated into a series of images the meaning of which we cannot understand, and which we cannot put together in one comprehensible whole. We lost the key to our mind. Metropolis is a trip into the mind of a contemporary man — deep down, there is only fear.

segunda-feira, março 29, 2010


« Juliette m’inspire depuis longtemps grâce à son état d’esprit, sa joie, sa beauté, son intrépidité et son Mystère. Je suis heureuse de notre amitié... » - Brigitte Lacombe
Festival de Cannes

for no one...

quinta-feira, março 25, 2010

segunda-feira, março 22, 2010

presenting David Lynch's INTERVIEW PROJECT


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Gilles Deleuze

...introducing a "virtual" dimension of the body in "The Logic of Sense" (1969).

sexta-feira, março 19, 2010

play as in "theatre play"

Ravenhill continues with a provocative vision of the future: “People are now just posting little clips and parodies on YouTube, but more and more will soon be using the internet to create and show their work. Just as fringe theatre in the 1970s created a whole new theatre culture, so the digital world offers the potential of a whole new theatre, radio and television culture. At the moment, we’re just making toddler steps, but the potential of creating an alternative or counter-culture is huge.”
in, www.theatrevoice.com


A revista Time Out vai ter edição portuense a partir de Abril. Depois de Lisboa, o Porto será a 33.ª cidade mundial a ter uma edição da revista, num lançamento antecipado face ao previsto.

the circle of life

The Lovely...the 'in between'

All about the after life... the life that comes when an end arrives. When is that end? Do we even know about that 'end' we keep always looking and try to see it in the mist?
The Lovely Bones, the in between, the loss, the Lars Von Trier's Antichrist antidote, the re-birth of movies that talk about hope, about the fact that none of us are alone, that we are being watched, the sense of life as whole instant which we are part of till the moment we're no more, and the sighs that the wind blows in any given direction can actually be signs of departure to another world, a world that is not this one, and that is no more that one...
Susie Salmon is that girl that runs in between worlds to tell us a story of love, hope and belief in perfectness - that perfectness that at some point in our lives we decide to bury along with innocence and joy and start to build this heart shaped tombs inside ourselves and don't even see the lovely bones growing in between and let go, just by feeling that inner breath that is the beautifulness of waiting... waiting for that first kiss, the first time we went out to the movies, the times we used to wait for that phone call, that letter...

quinta-feira, março 18, 2010

quarta-feira, março 17, 2010


During the six weeks that follow the conception, the embryo has no signs of a sexual differenciation, until the glands provoke the formation of feminine or masculine organs.

The Cremaster Cycle by Matthew Barney




#trojans#la fura

Tato Baeza / Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

The five-act epic, grandly conceived with the Paris Opéra in mind, was never performed in complete form in Berlioz’s lifetime. Another Parisian theater staged Acts 3, 4 and 5, which deal with the Trojans’ sojourn in Carthage, under the title “Les Troyens à Carthage.” Sometimes, especially for concert performances, “Les Troyens” is performed over two evenings, with the first two acts labeled “La Prise de Troie” (The Taking of Troy). But for opera houses, a single evening is standard — more than five hours, including intermissions — as Berlioz intended.

"The Trojans are viruses that enter into our operating system, destroying all the information" well defined Carlus Padrissa scenic director of Hector Berlioz's opera based on Virgil's Aeneid, foundational work of the Roman Empire.

terça-feira, março 16, 2010

gleeing up! April!

segunda-feira, março 15, 2010

sexta-feira, março 12, 2010

quinta-feira, março 11, 2010

of absorbing the other


The internet is among a record 237 individuals and organisations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

terça-feira, março 09, 2010



"Cyborgs represent the ultimate human aspiration to freedom while simultaneously indicating its end. They are paradoxical and uncanny: they appear to be setting a new frontier while pointing to something that was always already within."

in, Virtual Theatres: an introduction by Gabriella Giannachi

segunda-feira, março 08, 2010

domingo, março 07, 2010

oscar night...

Another great film by a great director, Psycho, was also cruelly denied, this time at the 1960 ceremony. Alfred Hitchcock famously never won an Academy Award for Best Director, despite being many people’s pick for the best director ever. 1960 was the last of the five times he was nominated, losing out to Billy Wilder and The Apartment. Astonishingly, Psycho itself was not even nominated for Best Picture; it picked up four nominations in total, and was beaten in all four.
The Oscars

Alice has return...

Alice in Wonderland

Since narrative momentum isn’t Mr. Burton’s strength, “Alice in Wonderland” probably seemed a good fit for him, and there are moments when his transparent delight in the material lifts the movie and even carries it forward. His Wonderland (here, Underland) isn’t inviting or attractive. The colors are often bilious, though the palette also turns gunmetal gray, bringing to mind “Sweeney Todd.” There’s a suggestively nightmarish aspect to Alice’s journey, as when she steps on some severed heads in the Red Queen’s moat as if they were stones. The queen herself is a horror: Bette Davis as Elizabeth I and reconfigured as a bobble-head doll. Ms. Bonham Carter makes you hear the petulant child in her barbarism and the wounded woman too. She rocks the house and the movie.

Alice Pleasance Liddell

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking Glass, 1871)

A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —
Long had paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die.
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?

sexta-feira, março 05, 2010

if on a winter's night a traveler [Calvino, 1979]

(A selection from the first chapter)

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Let the world around you fade. Best to close the door; the TV is always on in the next room. Tell the others right away, "No, I don't want to watch TV!" Raise your voice--they won't hear you otherwise--"I'm reading! I don't want to be disturbed!" Maybe they haven't heard you, with all that racket; speak louder, yell; "I'm beginning to read Italo Calvino's new novel!" Or if you prefer, don't say anything; just hope they'll leave you alone.

Find the most comfortable position: seated, stretched out, curled up, or lying flat. Flat on your back, on your side, on your stomach. In an easy chair, on the sofa, in the rocker, the deck chair, on the hassock. In the hammock, if you have a hammock. On top of your bed, of course, or in the bed. You can even stand on your hands, head down, in the yoga position. With the book upside down, naturally.


quarta-feira, março 03, 2010

antiguidades [1903]

terça-feira, março 02, 2010

moving on (with things behind)

Measures Between Bars

@ Sem Palco

A performance about experimenting imprisonment.

segunda-feira, março 01, 2010

a serious man