A dialogue with memory, with a domain and with a collective heritage in the wake of oblivion. Sons do esquecemento o A navalla do Tempo offers the spectator a sensorial experience to encourage reflection on a legacy that should be given a voice. Mateo Feijóo moves to the village of Vilar, in the Baixa Limia region of Ourense, to construct a story based on his childhood memories and experiences. Starting from the intimate, from the life experiences and the everyday life of the people in this geographically and metaphorically isolated region, it brings together the sensations and the knowledge that lie at rest in the memory, but bruised by the traces of time. Photography and sound recordings constitute the key elements of a space for encounter and exchange, where the spectator must enter into dialogue with the work by following his or her own path. “Letting oneself be crossed by the path implies a sensory listening. […] we follow a path in memory, in knowledge and in values that are suspended on the razor’s edge, on the verge of disappearing”.
Artistic director, choreographer and programmer, Mateo Feijóo was director of the Escena Contemporánea festival in Madrid, of the Teatro Laboral (City of Culture of Gijón, Asturias) and of Naves Matadero-Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas de Madrid, the latter until March 2020. He has worked as a consultant and collaborator on numerous projects, platforms and initiatives, such as Festimad, the Centro Coreográfico Galego and the National Arts Council of INAEM, to name but a few. He curated the exhibition The kitchen, Homage to Saint Therese by Marina Abramovic, for Spain and El archivo del polvo. An Ongoing Project by Elena del Rivero, presented on 11th September 2021 at the Es Baluard Museum in Palma de Mallorca, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. As a teacher, he teaches on the Master’s Degree in Theatre Creation at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.