Things easily forgotten, LUTKE 2018

Things easily forgotten
A few years ago the author of this performance began to be aware of the transcience and evasiveness of memory. He especially sensed it in his mother who suffers from dementia. The performer invites us to join him at his round table. Through tiny objects, diversity of sounds and photos he fascinantigly unveils in front of us a fragment of Spanish history from the second half of the 20th century and thus awakens our old and invents our new memories, confronting us at the same time with some powerful sequences of sensory experiences. As if he was a magician, he simultaneously intertwines past and future.
Xavier Bobés, a self-taught Catalan actor and scenic artist, has been examining all kinds of everyday objects as well as exploring their poetry, symbolism and theatricality for more than ten years. In 2003 he founded the visual theatre Playground. Characteristic of this company’s work is incorporation of ancient objects into new imaginative processes.
Xavier Bobés, Spain
Costume Design: Antonio Rodríguez
Conceived by: Xavier Bobés
Co-production: Festival TNT 2015 – Terrassa Noves Tendències, in co-operation with L’Animal a l’Esquena
Performed by: Xavier Bobés