Agua, Vida, y Tierra (work-in-process)
Devised by Pablo Calderón Santiago and What Will the Neighbors Say?
In this BRIClab residency, Pablo Calderón Santiago and What Will the Neighbors Say? will work on their new piece, Agua, Vida y Tierra.
Agua, Vida y Tierra is a multi-disciplinary installation exploring the lives of the survivors of Hurricane María juxtaposed with the historical circumstances that have created such a state of disrepair in the current conditions of the island. Originally conceived as a play, this multi-media installation is designed to be experienced by individuals, creating an intimate and personal experience for each audience member. Featuring footage from a collection of interviews conducted on the island from 2018-2021, the installation combines soundscapes, projections, live performance, music and movement to create an entire ecosystem of design that immerses the individual audience member in the rich tapestry of the island’s history and culture over a rolling 15-minute installation. Part epic poem, part historical drama, part celebration and part liturgy, this installation brings to life the passion of the island’s inhabitants through video, sound, poetry, projection, music, dance and text.