Luis Guenel Soto & Ébana Garín Coronel: MUTILATED
What is worse, not seeing or not being able to close your eyes? Mutilated reflects scenically on the meaning of mutilating an eye in a world that seems to become more ocularcentric every day. The play asks why someone thinks he has the power to shoot another citizen in the eye? And then, what does a country that lost 480 eyes lose?
The research is an interdisciplinary experience, developed from the testimonies and stories of those who lost part or all of their eyesight at the hands of the police during the 2019 social upheaval in Chile. The play proposes putting on stage the stories of those without a right to govern, bodies that fought desperately to survive. Bodies that dreamed of an opportunity for dignity, and they stood tall on the front line to fight because they had nothing to lose.
The Chilean collective Cuerpo Sur consists of artists Ébana Garín Coronel (director, actress, filmmaker) and Luis Guenel Soto (theatre director), whose primary professional focus is recording the history of people or bodies without decision making rights, pushed to the margins of society and to the margins of the history of the world.
Direction: Luis Guenel Soto & Ébana Garín Coronel
Idea and dramaturgy: Luis Guenel Soto & Ébana Garín Coronel
Performers: Ébana Garín Coronel, Montserrat Fonseca Llach
Stage and lighting design: Ricardo Romero Perez
Composer and sound designer: Damián Noguera Berger
Stage design support and production: Montserrat Fonseca Llach
In collaboration with: Belluard Festival, Beursschouwburg Brussels Belgium, KVS Bélgica, Goethe-Institut Chile, Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles
Supported by: Evropska unija – program Ustvarjalna Evropa: Kultura, Create to Connect -> Create to Impact
Translation to Slovene: Anja Sredić
Performance is in Spanish with English and Slovene surtitles.
Photo by: Thomas Lenden