TERRA NULLIUS is a performative audio walk that tries to capture the experience of a distant place, inviting the audience to walk through the city in a group experience. For each new location a path is drawn in the city to create an overlap with a previously adapted audio track. This experience concludes with the solitary reading of the book TERRA NULLIUS, which each audience member can take home.
Terra Nullius was a term created by international law to define territories that belonged to no one and could therefore be occupied. It also evokes an unexplored territory, an oasis of freedom where one could start over and rethink society.
TERRA NULLIUS is a performative audio walk that evokes the experience of a distant place. For a year, Paula Diogo was in Reykjavik developing a project that tried to capture an ‘experience of place’ by combining it with personal and collective narratives.
TERRA NULLIUS is a performance that strives to overflow the space of the theatre, occupying the city’s geography and the virtual space of discussion and thought. For each new location a path is drawn in the city to create an overlap with a previously adapted audio track. The public is invited to walk through the city in a group experience.
We recommend the use of comfortable clothes and shoes and availability to walk. and availability to walk. The walk is about 5 km.
This project is part of the European programme apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
PROJECT DIRECTION, CREATION AND PERFORMANCE Paula Diogo / AUDIOWALK / TEXT AND VOICE ENGLISH VERSION Paula Diogo / VOICE FLEMISH VERSION Célia Fechas / SOUND CREATION João Bento / CREATIVE SUPPORT Alfredo Martins, Estelle Franco, Elsa Mencagli, Renato Linhares / DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Alex Cassal / STAGE PHOTOGRAPHY João Tuna / COMMUNICATION AND TOURING Carlos Alves / FLEMISH TRANSLATION Lut Caenen / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Gregor Van Mulders and ChampdAction / PUBLICATION / CONCEPT AND COORDINATION Paula Diogo and Frame Colectivo / GRAPHIC DESIGN Masako Hattori / PHOTOS Paula Diogo / TEXTS Claudia Galhós, Cláudia Varejão, Clelia Bettini, Djaimilia Pereira, Eva Rún Snorradóttir, Felipe Ribeiro, Gabriela Farinha, Haraldur Jónsson, Jacinto Lucas Pires, Joana Gorjão Henriques, Maria João Machado, Maud Veith, Paula Diogo, Renato Linhares, Rui Santos, Satu Herrala, Tiago Pereira, Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir, Viðar Jónsson and Yvette Centeno / EDITION Alex Cassal and Paula Diogo / ENGLISH TRANSLATION Joana Frazão / ENGLISH PROOFREADING Alexander Kelly and Hilary Foster / FINAL PROOFREADING (ENGLISH, FRENCH AND PORTUGUESE) Emanuel Cameira / FRENCH TRANSLATION Marie-Amélie Robilliard / SPANISH TRANSLATION Maria João Machado / SPANISH PROOFREADING Alberto Piris Guerra / ADDITIONAL TRANSLATIONS Ana Macedo / PHOTOGRAPHIC SELECTION João Tuna / ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS (COVER) M. Zakrzewski, João Tuna, Susana Paiva/Citemor and João Bento / AUDIO INSERTS João Bento / PRINTING AND CALIBRATION Gráfica Maiadouro / EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Vanda Cerejo / COMMUNICATION AND TOURING Carlos Alves / CO-PRODUCTION Má-Criação, TNDMII / CO-PRODUCTION RESIDENCIES Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Citemor and O Espaço do Tempo / CREATIVE PARTNERS Alkantara, Galeria Zé dos Bois / ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SUPPORT Companhia Olga Roriz / SUPPORT CML – Pólo Cultural Gaivotas, Boavista / WORK DEVELOPED WITH A GRANT FROM the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the GDA Foundation’s Cultural Fund in 2018/19 / WORK SUPPORTED BY apap – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union / PROJECT FINANCED BY the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts / MÁ-CRIAÇÃ IS A STRUCTURE SUPPORTED BY the Lisbon City Council and housed in Alkantara / © MÁ-CRIAÇÃO, 2022 www.ma-criacao.com