Collection Title: Mapa Teatro : Laboratorio de Artistas collection
Title: Prometeo (documental)
Alternate Title: Prometheus (documentary)
Date: 2003 Mar. 20
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 20, 2003.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Laboratory., Acción.
Maria Paula Alarcon and Leonardo Rodriguez, coordinators ; Enrique Alfonso, photographer ; Gloria Díaz-Granados, graphic designer ; Carlos Benavides, composer ; Lucas Maldonado (Maldonado Loboguerrero Ltd), videographer.
Luis Carlos Arango, Claudia Carpintero, Daniel Carpintero, Jhornle Carpintero, Jairo Andres Cárdenas, Carlos Alberto Carrilo, Jorgue Enrique Gaitan, J. Giovanni Garcia, Edison López, Hilda Zorayda López, Angela Moreno, Margarita Palacio, Luis Ernesto Pardo, Camilo Rengifo Tangarife, Sandra Milena Tangarife, Ulises Becerra, Adriana Caballero, Hugo Caicedo, Zorayda Chaia, Ayrin Gambin, Javier Garzón, Angela Montaña, Judith Pérez, Jair Ramírez, Martha Isabel Rivas, Claudia Torres, Miguel Angel Torres, Rafael Zea, performers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:42:19
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Mapa Teatro’s artistic creation laboratory, with the participation of a group of former inhabitants of the neighborhood of Santa Inés del Cartucho, between 2002 and 2003. The laboratory’s goal was to stage the first act of ‘Prometheus,’ by Heiner Müller (1929-1995), to be performed in the vacant land left after the demolition of El Cartucho. This neighborhood was erased during the gentrification process promoted by the Peñalosa’s administration in 1990. This documentary shows the stories and memories of the people evicted from their space: how they got there, how their lives were there, how their affects and bodies were part of El Cartucho. Both these stories and archive images from the gentrification’s years, allow an approximation to the diverse experiences of reality before, during, and after the demolition and extermination of this historical space.One of the foremost artistic companies in Colombia, Mapa Teatro ( has been producing theater, performance and art installation projects since 1984. Founders and directors, Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden have created a wide ranging repertoire of theater, opera, mixed-media performance, and site-specific installation.Their work proposes richly textured visual metaphors in which they consider often complex psychological, social and political relationships. Committed to experimentation, and less interested in the actor as an 'agent of fiction,' they describe their project as 'a laboratory of social imagination,' that offers a space for presenting community issues and human concerns in media and performance. This combination of real-life situations and sites along with highly stylized aesthetic staging produces a tension between real action and (re)presentation. Mapa Teatro draws from live events captured on video such as the demolition of a neighborhood in Bogotá, ritual practice, and texts that explore the relationship of postmodern subjects, myth and metaphor. Mapa Teatro has performed by commissions, festivals and collaborative projects world-wide.
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Copyright Holder: Mapa Teatro Laboratorio de Artistas
Contact: Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden
Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden
Carrera 7 Nº 23-08, Bogotá, Colombia
Phone(Business): +57-1-284-4899
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