One person per square meter is considered the limit to ensure individual comfort and safety in public space. A higher density already represents a risk and a grouping is seen as a crowd.

ONEby1 intends to question this metric and create an exploration tool of standardized and politicized individual space, to question its limitations and raise awareness of the space of the other.

This tool enables us to easily and intuitively measure and assess the space in which we insert ourselves both individually and collectively.

It adds a new limit to our body, a geometrized and rational but flexible and permeable second skin, through which the movement is only perceptible when our supposed limits are exceeded and we enter the space that no longer belongs to us. This rational formatting of individual space and its consequent dystopian annulment allows to question private space but above all to value the way we interact, as we establish collective relationships of proximity and intimacy.

ONEby1 stimulates individual and collective dynamics through a multiplicity of possible combinations among those involved in this performance. It should also engage the public in unpredictable ways and catalyze communication across this boundary.

Concept, Direction, Set Design, and Artistic Direction – Nuno Pimenta;
Co-creation and Choreography – Ana Renata Polónia;
PQ Performance Team – Ana Renata Polónia, Cristina Guimarães, Cristina Romero Recio, Erin Grace Bailey, Eve Petty, Gabriella Farr, Joana Lopes, Mary Baca, Ran Jiao, Rosalie Malinská, Rylee Hichey, Sami Hansen, Sofia Sousa;
Financial Support – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Câmara Municipal do Porto;
Creation Support – Mala Voadora;
Residencies – Companhia Instável;
Previous participants – Dídac Gilabert, Joana Quelhas Lima, Joana Lopes, João Dias, Marta Ramos, Nuno Mota, Sara Bernardo, Teresa Santos


Country/Region Portugal

Artists Nuno Pimento & Ana Renata Polónia

08 06 2019 19:00
Where Plaza