Rocks, as non-living things, may function as models for a different kind of resistance. They may shed critical light on the current hegemonic rhetoric of life -and the living- ingrained in concepts central to our political and economic present, such as growth, progress, development, etc. This is a sort of bio-normativism: LIFE as a norm that exerts its specific forms of oppression and exploitation.
Working with pieces of eroded narratives, compressed into each other like layers of sedimented materials, the team of “How to Turn to Stone” is working to construct a mineral play, that tells us something of what we can find written in stones, and what of stones we can find written in us. Bits of eroded stories, are treated as landscapes, to be piled onto each other by means of looping and sound landscaping, as geological layers of rock, forming a rough... something.
Director and Dramaturg Manuela Infante
Cast Marcela Salinas, Aliocha de la Sotta, Rodrigo Pérez
Design Rocio Hernández
Visuals Pablo Mois
Production Carmina Infante
Production Assistant María José Duran
Sound Design Manuela Infante
With music by Valentina Villarroel, Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, Kali Malone, Marcos Meza & Senyawa
Visuals Design and Light-sound programming Alex Waghorn
Choreography Diana Carvajal
Sound Operator Diego Betancourt e Isabel Zúñiga
Sound Techincal Design Gonzalo Rodriguez
Technical Manager Julio Escobar
Research and Dramaturgist Camila Valladares
This project was, in part, developed in residence at the Kyoto Experiment Festival and Kyoto Arts Center.
Co-produced by Matucana 100 Cultural Center, Teatro a Mil Foundation, NAVE and Valparaíso Cultural Park. With the collaboration of DIRAC, Dirección de Asuntos Culturales. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile