La otra guerra (la del agua) (2003)

La otra guerra (la del agua) (2003) HIDVL

Performance / installation developed by Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Máscara around the theme of "water wars," exploring issues around conservation, environmental aspects, contamination, consumption, waste, and resource management of water. Staged in an empty house in the San Antonio neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, and based on a concept by Jill Greenhalgh, La Máscara reflects on the scarcity of water; the scenes -- "Marimba," "Deshielo," "Gotas de Vida," "Sed," "Reflejos del Alma,""H2O," "Evaporazul" -- explore related topics like dehydration, ice melting, drought, pollution, conservation, etc. Objects, bodies, and a voice-over with statistical data are combined in poetic ways to remind the audience of the interconnectedness of natural resources and social life, rendering these issues close to home, impossible to dismiss, requiring to be urgently acknowledged and addressed.


Additional Info

  • Title: La otra guerra (la del agua)
  • Alternate Title: Water Wars
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:09:54
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 16 May 2003
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, installation
  • Cast: Lucy Bolaños, Susana Uribe, Gladys López, Yaneth Mesías, Satiana Ordóñez, Valentina Gómez.
  • Credits: Teatro La Máscara, producer, collective creation ; Adriana Cantor, director ; Susana Uribe, narrator ; Jorge Vanegas, videographer ; La Máscara, costumes ; Hernán Darío Correa, set design consultant ; Teatro La Máscara, set design, lighting design ; Mónica Herrán, Pakiko Ordóñez, photography.