Spain / 2021 / Film performance 4x16mm projectors / 35min (variable time)

In the form of a filmic performance blending light and sound in a poetic way, this piece follows the metamorphosis of an erased and damaged woman, who progressively heals and mutates. A raw and subtle sensory experience -immersive and intimate at once-, the performance invites the audience into an existential process of transformation.

Fractured by a society that confuses her, dismantles her, forces her to respond, act up, and live, while being completely subjugated by him, his schemes and laws. Crisialida embraces the very essence of a crisis and its critical break, going back to the center. That of the cocoon, the uterus and the cave. Here is where the inner retreat occurs: is it a return, a beginning or an end? It is the morphosis that determines the birth of a body, of its extensions and wings. Still deformed and encapsulated, it is a body presented while striving for an emancipation soon to take place.


LOOP Festival. La Pedrera. Barcelona 2021
The spectral body of Rocío Molina, elevated into a specifically designed screen for a vertical projection, is held in the air by the powerful voice of El Niño de Elche. Vibrating in the space of the Sala Gaudí at La Pedrera by way of 16mm analogue images manipulated live by Vila Guevara. 

By way of images, sound and movement bringing together diverse suggestions coming from music, design and literature, Adriana Vila Guevara, thus, presents a multidisciplinary proposal with a site-specific setting designed by Nicolas Olmos and Marcelo de Medeiros (Nunca Studio). A project created with the collaboration of three great artists such as dancer Rocío Molina, filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta and musician and composer El Niño de Elche. 

Crisialida represents the prologue of an extensive creative research, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the re-appropriation of identity. The project will unfold into a theatre performance, an exhibition and an editorial proposal (to be developed throughout 2022 and 2023).