Pepa Ubera is in residence at iC4C working on CHARCO. An episode of a larger project, The Machine of Horizontal Dreams (2023), a new full-length performance installation that looks at decoding narratives of progress.
CHARCO (Spanish for puddle) is a performance space that explores relationships between the body, technology and ecology, interrogating our connection to the non-human world. The work is set in an imaginary future in which all plant life on earth has died away. Viewers encounter a group of figures exploring new entities, which are formed from the residues of long dormant technological and organic material. The research imagines Cyborg landscapes, expansive spaces in which the moving body seeks out new relationships between infrastructure, ecology, and society.
Image by David Wilson-Clarke.