In this work, we play with the hypothetical situation: What if our planet ends up uninhabitable like Uranus.
Uranus appears to us perhaps as a metaphor for the future of the planet Earth as an uninhabitable, deserted, abandoned world. Destroyed by its own civilization. Our narrative concentrates on the two last human beings in an infinite space of emptiness. Two units of consciousness, which are like the projection and reflection of each other and as two parts of a whole. These two recognize themselves in the relation with each other and with the outside barren world. They’re trying to understand the stream of causes and effects, the past, the present and the future, in the space and time around them. They are where the darkness reigns since their birth, but now, with the sun is coming, a glimpse of hope in their hopelessly defeated situation.
Anticipating it’s arrival their heads are bursting with imagination. Their eyes have seen nothing but darkness, it has shaped their reality. (Or reality shapes their imagination?) Can they imagine something never seen and experienced before? (Their knowledge, is that what shapes their experience? Can they create a completely new and unexplored reality based on their memory and knowledge?)
ARK is a subtle, sometimes abstract, sometimes absurd, profound and metaphorical picture/performance in which through the reflection of the physical body and mind we understand and embrace the space and distances of the universe, the consciousness of the individual being, the loneliness experienced together, imagination, attraction, action, act of creation and destruction, light and darkness, the causes and consequences, the beginning and end of all living things, past and future. We want to reflect on how far humanity is from the source now. How the emptiness is really empty. Do we really understand the size of infinity, and it’s emptiness? Do we really understand the possible consequences of our behavior on this planet?