Marlene Monteiro Freitas CATTIVO


CATTIVO, an installation comprised of hundreds of music stands, brings to the stage a community of a highly musical kind. By means of a stage set which has the look of an intense soundscape, the objects become subjects. This in turn provides Marlene Monteiro Freitas with the opportunity to affirm her unbridled musicality.

Music occupies a primordial place in Marlene Monteiro Freitas’s creative work. A source of influence that she makes no secret of, the musical elements in her work are often performed live, vocals and instruments alike. In CATTIVO, she once again goes one step further, by means of a large-scale installation made up of hundreds of music stands. Via the use of a sensorial-like stage mechanism, these objects, habitually at the service of the musician and the score, become subjects with feelings and desires of their own. Nevertheless, when they are handled in a particular way, they can be highly anthropomorphical. They are a bit like puppets, made in the image of man or animal. As if they have a life of their own, they make up a symphonic community, with its different instruments, rhythms, and melodic lines. They might be an arena, a garden or a dolls house. This installation explores les frontiers of the animal, vegetable and imaginary worlds. CATTIVO is an extended voyage.

Readings fou ouf :

Thu. 8 december from 5.30pm to 8pm
Readings, Marlene Monteiro Freitas & Andreas Merk

Sat. 10 december from 4.30pm to 7pm
Readings, Marlene Monteiro Freitas & Andreas Merk

Sun. 11 december from 3pm to 5.30pm
Readings, Marlene Monteiro Freitas & Andreas Merk
Sat. 17 december from 3.30pm to 6pm
Readings, Flora Détraz & Miguel Filipe

Sun. 18 december from 3pm to 5pm
Readings, Flora Détraz & Miguel Filipe

Wed. 21 december from 5.30pm to 7pm
Readings, Flora Détraz & Miguel Filipe