by CARLOTA LAGIDO / EIRA
ON TOUR » notforgetnotforgive
"A man, is a man, is a man" (Carlota Lagido)
A performance by Carlota Lagido created in 1999 for Project 99 of Francisco Camacho. It was conceived specifically for the men’s WC at Teatro Carlos Alberto in Porto. After, it was presented at the men’s WC in the club Lux-Frágil in Lisbon.
Later it was adapted for the stage. In 2008 it was performed by Tânia Carvalho and re-staged in articulation with the display of a large work by visual artist Roberto Matta at Museu Berardo in Lisbon. In 2011, Mariana Tengner Barros performed yet another version.
“Notforgetnotforgive, can be read as a positioning about the importance of inscription in an increasingly oblivious world. This refusal to forget and subsequently to forgive is linked with a socially shared denial of memoirs. In Notforgetnotforgive that amnesia is not taken for granted, rather being deconstructed through politics of memoirs, with possible autobiographical readings, present in Carlota Lagido’s body of work.
“Boys in the backroom”, originally sung by Marlene Dietrich, echoes a political claim in favor of inscription of a woman, of an historical period, of a cinematic memory which lends the general tone of this work. Thus, we are in the presence of a piece which not only allows for remembrance but does also claim a position in a world dominated by sound bytes.
Notforgivenotforget re-centers this general tone in an aesthetics of non compliance with a moralistic notion of forgiveness. Rather its unforgiveness forces us to rethink our position and our allegiances…”
João Manuel de Oliveira
Concept and artistic director CARLOTA LAGIDO
Performed by TÂNIA CARVALHO or MARIANA TENGNER BARROS (originally performed by CARLOTA LAGIDO)
Costumes : CARLOTA LAGIDO with the collaboration of ISABEL PERES
Thanks to: JOÃO GALANTE
24/09/1999 Porto (PT) Teatro Carlos Alberto
25/09/1999 Porto (PT) Teatro Carlos Alberto
21/11/1999 Lisboa (PT) Danças na Cidade - Encontros Imediatos
19/09/2000 Lisboa (PT) LUX-Frágil / Festival WAY
07/06/2001 Lisboa (PT) Armazéns do Ferro - Mega Store
27/09/2002 Sintra (PT) Festival de Dança Quatro Estações
28/09/2002 Sintra (PT) Festival de Dança Quatro Estações
08/10/2002 Zagreb (HR) Scena Mamut - Vikend Portugalskog Plesa
09/10/2002 Zagreb (HR) Scena Mamut - Vikend Portugalskog Plesa
10/10/2002 Zagreb (HR) Scena Mamut - Vikend Portugalskog Plesa
21/05/2003 Frankfurt (DE) Gallus Theater - Portugiesische Kulturtage
03/07/2008 Lisboa (PT) Centro Cultural de Belém - Museu Berardo
17/02/2011 Lisboa (PT) espaço EIRA33