Cases is a small independent show. Three different experiences (of about fifteen minutes each) between two people. Two spectators sit at the table and put on headphones. The recorded sound (a mix of stories and instructions for them to perform actions and hold/move objects) guides viewers through a unique experience. Actors and spectators mingle before the board game of a home. Cases is a reflection on the memory of objects, on space as an audible structure and sound as material for an audible architecture. These elements can be used to build emotional spaces and transform the action/installation into a “social gap”—an area for human relationships offering a variety of exchange opportunities where the actor/audience has to relate to the work and everything it offers.
Cases, premiered at the Teatre Principal de Palma on 17 September, is a residence project at IF Barcelona, co-produced with Festival Terrassa Noves Tendències 2017.
Xesca Salvà Cerdà, graduated in Set Design from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and holds a degree in Catalan Philology from the UIB. Set designer by profession, she stages emotions and sensory experiences drawing from a poetic universe built from images, music and readings. During her residence at Arts Santa Mònica in the context of IF Barcelona 2016-2017, she develops the rhythmic, theatrical dimension of her work as a builder of spaces. Reducing the scene to a miniature scale, building three house models, she builds three stage boxes where the audience (two viewers per model) are also the lead actors of the various theatrical performances.