Eutopia was born from the desire to explore a different paradigm of “doing together”, through a playful and multisensory approach. How can we re-construct or de-construct our “doing”? How to live together after all these months of isolation? How to coexist with the plurality of forms around ‘nature’ without denying our “being human”?
Combining performance, installation and game design, Eutopia calls into question outmoded biological, ecological and anthropological models to transform the theatre into a big action table. Around it, spectators are invited to a participatory experience whose results, always different, are the outcome of their own individual contributions.
Collective action, as fundamental as it is ephemeral, is used as instrument to delineate possible worlds that host narratives and visions in which the human and the non-human intertwine – to then recompose a jagged geography of multispecies landscapes in continuous transformation.
Eutopia privileges that art of telling stories in which human beings neither are the core nor occupy the role of intruders against whom ‘nature’ should be protected, and participants are involved, questioned and turned players of the non-human stories that arise from their action.
Concept and realization: Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl
Artistic collaboration: Simona Gonella, Yves Regenass
Associated game designer: Pietro Polsinelli
Original sound space: Zeno Gabaglio
External eye: Martina Mutzner
Assistance and collaboration in the construction: Arianna Bianconi
Graphic design and design consultants: Studio CCRZ
Production: Trickster-p, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Co-production: Theater Chur / ROXY Birsfelden / Südpol Luzern / TAK Theater Liechtenstein / FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts
Creation residency: Le Grütli – Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants
Supported by: Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos, Città di Lugano, Municipio di Novazzano, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, SWISSLOS/Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, GKB BEITRAGSFONDS, Stiftung Dr. Valentin Malamoud, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bürgergemeinde Chur, Fondazione Winterhalter.