WHO ARE WE
Insectotròpics, Company of audiovisual explorers.
Insectotròpics is an artistic collective, founded in 2011 following the coming
together of practitioners from different artistic fields with a desire
to experiment in collaborative creation. Insectotròpics investigate
into the fusion and interaction of different disciplines such as
painting, video art, music, poetry and performance theatre for the
creation of their shows.
WHAT DO WE DO
"La Caputxeta Galàctica" is a multimedia-art stage-show that revisits
the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood. The story shows the
journey of initiation of this character which represents her inner world
- her fears, contradictions and all the instinctive effort on her part
to search for her free and wild side.
The show can be defined as witnessing a live film. The public can simultaneously observe the two main elements of the show: the film, projected on the big screen, and the ‘making of’.
On the stage the two artists reproduce the story with paint, paper and recycled materials. Simultaneously, the actress plays the character of Little Red Riding Hood in a small film set.
The video artists record these two live scenes and manipulate images in
real-time,(we make and project all parts of the film live). All this is accompanied by a live music – a soundtrack composition performed with real-time voice anipulation and musical soundscapes.
WHY SUPPORT THE PROJECT
Because in these times of crisis, the support of art lovers is a great help, so
that works that exist only as idea can be realized.
We believe in the messages this show conveys: internal freedom, the search for
identity and authenticity of being, to awaken the instincts that belong to us as human beings and social beings.
- Because our joint project in a single work by video artists, actors, musicians and
painters opens a world of unexplored potential. We conceived this project as a show that offers a world of sensations of sight and sound - the fruit of our collective creativity.
- Because we have to make a major financial investment in purchasing material, as the possibility has already been presented for us to participate in various national
and international festivals of great prestige. We need to increase the quality of the show and the company, whilst increasing our self-sufficiency.
WHAT DO WE NEED
Part of the investment this project needs comes from our own resources, but we need a significant investment in basic painting material, equipment for projection and manipulation of image and sound, as well as costume and set design, which is currently all beyond our means.
When the Verkami is finished, within a few days we will meet at the premiere,
performance, which will be March 16th at the Convent de Sant Agusti in Barcelona. There you can see the result of the sum of your contributions. It will be a meeting point for you to collect your gifts, an opportunity for us to receive your comments and suggestions and chance for us to give everyone our personal thanks.
Thanks for your interest in our project, any contribution will help!