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Estado vegetal [Cancelled]

Manuela Infante

If a tree created a stage play featuring human characters, what would it look like? That is the playful and subversive challenge launched by the Chilean artist Manuela Infante.

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Manuela Infante (Santiago)

Born in 1980 in Santiago, Chile, the dramaturge, director and musician Manuela Infante studied theatre at the University of Chile, and cultural analysis at the University of Amsterdam.

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Media Coverage

“Salinas is magnetic, a vocal and physical chameleon […] Estado vegetal is equal parts whimsical and upsetting, but ultimately a valuable meditation on our species’ relationship to others.” (United States), 07-05-2019

“The singular brilliance of Estado Vegetal lies in the ways it renders the state of planthood tangible. […] The comedic gestures of Salinas remain imprinted on levels beneath the rational, prompting even the most die-hard urbanite to reconsider their innate relationship to plants.” (Italy), 2019

“The polyphonic monologue of the incredible Marcela Salinas feeds and feeds off itself in a superimposed, many-layered loop.” (Argentina), 26-01-2018

“[Salinas] brought to the stage such intensity, such presence, such range. […] So detailed, so precise, so free in her body. […] I was riveted.” (Singapore), 08-09-2017

“Infante’s meditation on plant intelligence succeeds in unsettling; one is not likely to look at anything that photosynthesises in the same light after this.”

The Strait Times (Singapore), 04-09-2017

Vegetative State is a profoundly fascinating piece, stunning in its innovative sound design and hypnotic in its presentation of plant perception.” (Singapore), 02-09-2017