Imaginary Friends is a film-performance in which the public is invited to watch the projection of a film, in the editing phase, which is sounded live in a foley studio *. A speculation about what cinema might be, taking advantage of one of the most used devices for the construction of the illusion of truth.

The film proposes to disappoint the viewer, preventing him from forgetting the unreality and tricks of cinema magic, by making him believe that everything is true. An amateur director and three non-professional foley performers make the film a score. While the performers' gesture seeks in a literal and obsessive way the noises that interfere with things and beings in the film, what we see is the dismantling of illusion, exposing the mechanisms of lying.

The director takes advantage of the opportunity to play with the possibilities, experimenting with narrations, which oscillate between the world told in small and playful stories and the world commented on in the outburst of a restless editor. The nature of images and sounds is built from a collection of notes, between the daily and the fictional, in a counterpoint between image-film and image-performance. As in a neo-cubist space, the truth is freed from a perceptual automatism, opening the way at random and evoking ghosts - the imaginary friends.

* Foley (or Bruitage) is a technique for creating sound effects recorded in the studio, where sounds of steps, closing doors, thunder, etc., are reproduced by sound engineers in sync with the film, with the aim of giving more realism to the scenes.

  • 14 May. 15:00 - 16:00
  • 15 May. 16:00 - 17:00
gnration
Circuito - Braga Media Arts Educational Service
5 € [<16 years and Quadrilátero Card: 2.5€]

General public: 15 May | sat | 4 PM
Purchase

Schools: 14 May | fri | 3 pm

Price for schools on request at circuit@bragamediaarts.com

PACK Show Imaginary Friends + Workshop Imaginary Friends - 12 € *

* The card includes space for 1 child + 1 adult in both activities

To purchase the PACK go to the Theatro Circo or gnration desk or contact circuit@bragamediaarts.com

  • 14 May. 15:00 - 16:00
  • 15 May. 16:00 - 17:00
gnration
Circuito - Braga Media Arts Educational Service
5 € [<16 years and Quadrilátero Card: 2.5€]

General public: 15 May | sat | 4 PM
Purchase

Schools: 14 May | fri | 3 pm

Price for schools on request at circuit@bragamediaarts.com

PACK Show Imaginary Friends + Workshop Imaginary Friends - 12 € *

* The card includes space for 1 child + 1 adult in both activities

To purchase the PACK go to the Theatro Circo or gnration desk or contact circuit@bragamediaarts.com

Art sheet:
Direction and artistic direction: Rita Barbosa
Sound design: Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins, with the participation of Jonathan Saldanha
Performance: Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins and Daniel Pizamiglio
Production: Henrique Figueiredo
Sound technician: João Pratas
Stage direction: Helena Ribeiro
Light design: Mário Bessa
Lighting technician: Teresa Antunes
Poster and graphic design: Dayana Lucas and Pedro Nora
Director of photography: Jorge Quintela
1st image assistant: Miguel Ângelo
2nd image assistant: Bruno Medeiros
Editing: Rita Barbosa
Colorist: Nuno Garcia - Spectacular Studio
Financial support: Porto City Council / Criatório, SPA, and AGECOP
Support: Take It Easy, Planar, Bolhão Theater, Circolando, Mala Voadora, Spectacular Studio
Co-production residence: The Space of Time
Age rating: M / 12
Duration: 40min + final conversation