Portuguese artist duo Jonas & Lander present Coin Operated, an extraordinary human-horse performance. In this interactive installation, visitors are invited to buy actions with coins and to cause the two rodeo machines, on which the performers Jonas Lopes and Lander Patrick are lying, to gallop. During the course of these actions, the intrinsic relationship between animal subjugation, trade and money is explored. The coins serve as a lever that reveals each horse’s narrative. The scene communicates clearly: Jonas & Lander will not move unless the audience makes the horses gallop.
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Interpretation Jonas Lopes and Lander Patrick
Technical Support Joana Mário
Sound Design Lander Patrick
Costume Design Jonas Lopes
Management and Production Patrícia Soares
Production and International Touring Inês Le Gué
Production House Sinistra Associação Cultural
Coproduction BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts
Artistic Residency Support O Espaço do Tempo, National Coach Museum
Duration 35 – 40 min
Premiere April 19th and 20th 2019 – National Coach Museum, Lisbon
A Coproduction of BoCA Biennial of Contemporary Arts, artistic residency support by O Espaço do Tempo
The performance is supported by aerowaves - dance across Europe as part of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Photos: Dainius Putinas