Lighting: Tomás Muñoz
Set design: Laura Ferrón, Ismael Villanueva
Costume design: María Romero
The autillos-da-fé, widespread in the XVIII century, were a private form of the auto-da-fé (which were generally public): they were carried out in closed rooms, the attendees were exclusively invited by the tribunal and they dealt with the most controversial cases. Reviving the theatrical spirit of these events, the Vladimir Tzecov stage action laboratory creates an analogy between the audience and the trial, through a guided tour created specifically for the Contemporary Loft space.
With the tourist’s lack of responsibility and the voyeur’s morbosity, they create a hybrid space in which the limits and roles are exchanged (judges, perfomers, defendants and spectators). The BDSM aesthetic adds to the proposal a disturbing but suggestive sexual metaphor.
The Vladimir Tzekov stage action laboratory is a theatre company and a theatrical experimentation laboratory. They promulgate an art that “pierces” the spectator, one that is not just for consumption or an aseptic object. In 2013 they participated in the Alcalá de Henares Corral de Comedias Business Incubator with their work Rhapsody Nº12. Life is a dream.