Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura
Escenas do cambio 2022

4–6 May 2023
Festival de teatro, danza e arte en acción
Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura

Xunta de Galicia




Xunta de Galicia


Matías Daporta

Friday 5 May 17.30h
City of Culture, Sala Eisenman

Welcome to the casting for the role of Grace, the protagonist of Lars Von Trier’s non-film Washington. After Dogville (2003) and Manderlay (2005), Washington was supposed to close Von Trier’s triptych about human weakness, but it never went beyond a draft. The film exists only as a possibility, as a potential.

Beyond the script, the proposal links in this sense to what interested Von Trier about the mechanisms of fiction: to question a system that draws the limits of the real and the normative with a marker that is too thick. His films raise questions about what can be “true” —and what cannot be—, both in front of and behind the camera.

Matías Daporta

Multidisciplinary artist, cultural administrator and curator. His latest work, #spanishwashing, is a research project conducted from June 2016 to February 2020 on current cultural homogenisation strategies, comprising pieces in various formats which have been shown in the Museo La Neomudejar, AADK Murcia, Cumplicidades in Lisbon, ARC in Switzerland, NAVE in Santiago de Chile, and the UVE gallery in Buenos Aires, and in a ten-day workshop in NIDO, Uruguay.

He is also the curator of the live and internet arts festival Me gustas Pixelad_ at LaCasaEncendida (Madrid) and was codirector of LaJUANGallery alongside Juan Gómez Alemán until early 2018. He created the initiative Anonymous Museum for Unsigned Works in Amsterdam, which offers a safe space for artists whose work opens them to social or political danger. He is also one of the founders of the Corpo(a)Terra dance festival in Ourense.

Others of his works of art were presented in international contexts such as Veem, Arti et Amicitiae, Corridor Space Project, and Frascati Theatre (Amsterdam); Projection Room in Brussels; Oxo Tower in London; the Bristol Mental and Physical Wellbeing Centre; A Casa do Povo in São Paulo; and Sala Gaivotas, Espaço Comercio, Teatro Ibérico and Sala Trinidad in Lisbon. He has received support from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), AGADIC in Galicia, production grants from the city of Madrid (INJUVE) and travel grants from PICE.

Data sheet

Galicia | 90 min | € 9
Language: Spanish

Director: Matías Daporta
Idea: Matías Daporta and Deniz Buga
Assisted by: Ignacio de Antonio Antón, Julián Pacomio and Deniz Buga
Script: Matías Daporta
Script editing and assistance: Ignacio de Antonio Antón, Julián Pacomio and Deniz Buga
Casting director: Alejandra Allaf
Reader: Daniela Jacques
Auditioning actresses: Maria Roja, Sara Laya, Alicia Casas
Boom operator: Julián Pacomio
Set design: Matías Daporta and Julián Pacomio
Costumes: Matías Daporta
Video: Alba Sastre
String quartet: collaboration with the orchestra of the University of Santiago de Compostela
Production: DESFOGA
Legal consultant: Ania González
Research: Matías Daporta in partnership with Zentropa
Costumes loaned by: Bottingaard

Thanks: to all the people who came to read the script in its different states and who nourished it with their comments; to Fábrica de Creación L’Estruch
Supported by: Teatre Lliure, Becas Carlota Soldevila, LaPoderosa

Galician premiere Premiere