RiCARDO is in free fall. The decision is superimposed on the experience. RiCARDO does not choose for himself without a purpose. RiCARDO wastes himself without a reason!
RiCARDO feels uprooted because he must choose between fourteen different types of sauce. This is the core of the postmodern condition. This is RiCARDO’s only life.
As a consumer, RiCARDO realizes what his situation is: a vacuum. He is no longer condemned to freedom but to frivolity. Frivolity is expressed when, for no serious reason related to the nature of things, one has to choose between two things: black and white instead of navy blue; salmon sashimi instead of a Francesinha; a Seat Ibiza instead of an Audi R8; Die Antwoord instead of Crystal Castles; Lisbon instead of Paris. All this knowing perfectly well that the opposite choices would have the same meaning.
RiCARDO knows he is going to die and yet he wears simple but refined striped cotton, gathering all his strength not to wear silk.
RiCARDO has moments of clairvoyance.
RiCARDO is also love.
Conception and Direction
Ivo Saraiva e Silva, Ricardo Teixeira
João Cristóvão Leitão
Pedro Eleutério & Mia Lourenço
Livraria Ler Devagar (Lisboa, PT)
Balleteatro – Ribeira (Porto, PT)