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Drawing of the megaphone by William Kentridge
Drawing of the megaphone by William Kentridge
Maria Mitchell in her observatory at Vassar Collage, 1877
Maria Mitchell in her observatory at Vassar Collage, 1877
Goethe in the Roman Campagna, by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
Goethe in the Roman Campagna, by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
Norma, Casta Diva.
Norma, Casta Diva.
Blackboard drawings by Joseph Beuys
Blackboard drawings by Joseph Beuys
Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), was an American astronomer who changed the way of observing the universe thanks to her discovery of the luminosity of stars.
Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), was an American astronomer who changed the way of observing the universe thanks to her discovery of the luminosity of stars.
Nik Ramage, Absurd devices.
Nik Ramage, Absurd devices.
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IF WE EVER GET TO HEAVEN__Dorothea Swan is an astronomer who dedicates her life to stargazing. Her mission is to capture the sound radiation emitted by those galaxies and constellations, those fragments of paradise that float in the Universe. She creates a device that captures these vibrations and makes the energies, that circulate through our Universe, audible. Finally she discovers that they reveal the melodies of the operas of the season 21/22 of El Gran Teatre del Liceu.

 

What do the stars tell us when they speak? In what language do they convey their truths?
What voices, amidst the dust of the night, come to us from such suns and universes?
We all have a purpose, something to accomplish in this world, a reason that has brought
us here. Mine is to listen.
From this window that opens like a mollusc searching for nourishment, equipped with a
lens and other contraptions that translate the starlight into sounds, I listen.
At first, it is a void, inscrutable, a persistent silence in the darkness. Stars that fall and die
between deaf curtains drawn closed.
But, one day, the universe stirs. And from an impenetrable rocky silence, an echo
reverberates, perhaps the last breath of an extinct star.
And that instant is magical. Like entering Heaven.
The same elements which, on contact with water, formed this clay into which life was
breathed and which bears my name, whisper to me other Names, of lovers and prayers,
ritual offerings to the Moon.
I classify, organise, draw lines. The dutiful work of a lifetime.
As long as I draw breath, I shall record the Constellations. For the future, for the
generations to come. So that they know they speak of us.

 

 

Written & directed_OMOTESANDO
Client_GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU
Produced by_PRIMO
Featuring_Anne Sée, Mercedes Cech & Violeta Amargós
Executive Producer_Inés Segura
Producer_ Julia Estruga
DOP_Roger Llonch
Art Direction_ Cristina Ramos
Costume Design_Pau Aulí
Visual artist Universes_Carlos Herraiz
Voice Over Script_Ilay Kurelovic
Sound Design_Sono XL
Soundtrack_ Nil Ciuró
1 AD_Anna Martí Domingo
Head of production_Anna Gustems & Iu Gorina
Graphic Desing_Anselme Storez
Still Photography_ Mireia Deulofeu
1AC Lucia Ajuria
Gaffer_Raimon Buffi

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Negatives of old photographs stained by the passage of time.
Negatives of old photographs stained by the passage of time.
The universes have been conceived by the artist Carlos Herraiz.
The universes have been conceived by the artist Carlos Herraiz.
These artworks are the result of the exploration of ideas such as the traces of oblivion, the succession of what was present and is now conspicuous by its absence.
These artworks are the result of the exploration of ideas such as the traces of oblivion, the succession of what was present and is now conspicuous by its absence.
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Ceramic sculpture made of raw clay
Ceramic sculpture made of raw clay
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