Setup is part of an investigation of the way perception works within the stage - the space in which text and context come together with a network of mechanisms that alter the relationship with the audience. This piece follows Pixel and starts from the same point - this time focussing on the details that were previously forgotten and left behind - in a disconcerting spatial universe in which the central themes are communication and intimacy. 
This spatial idiosyncrasy, like the idea of creative work, refuses to accept the place in which the work is carried out as something separate from the work itself.  A place for reflection, transgression and doubt, where the centre of the stage experience.
To see is to be seen, and barely anything separates us from that which observes us. In spite of this, this play of proximities takes us to a critical distance, to areas in which borders are raised once more.
Setup talks about communication.  If you tell me who you are, I'll tell you a story, or even Tell me who you are, and I'll tell you who I am.  In Setup, what is said is important; communication takes place through the body.  Agreeing does not imply communicating, and disagreeing is often a more intimate act.  The text is the body.  The context is also the same body also. Communication exists, put there is less space for manoeuvring - time ran out some time ago.

The chair is broken, but you can still sit on it

-Rui Horta-

Idea, stage design and lighting:  Rui Horta

Choreography and text:  in collaboration with the performers

Performers: Antón Skrzypiciel, Nicola Carofiglio, Bruno Heynderickx

Film directed by:  Rui Horta

Music:  Tiago Cequeira

Vídeo/Multimedia: Helder Cardoso

Photography:  Helder Cardoso and Rui Horta

Costumes: Rui Horta

Co-produced by: Ministerio da Cultura – Instituto Das artes, O Espaco do Tempo, Festival Temps d'Images/ TRAFO House of Contemporary Arts/ Centro Cultural de Belém/, Tanzhaus NRW, Festival Danse à Aix, Faro Capital cultural, Chateau Rouge, Annemasse, Regio Parma Festival/ReggioEmiliaDanza.
With the support of:  Câmara Municipal de Montemor-o-Novo, Institut Camoes, Gulbenkian Foundation.