Terra Nullius

in the ambit ofFeminist Futures Festival
byPaula Diogo
24 jan 2022
28 - 29 jan 2022
creation and project direction Paula Diogo
text and voice Paula Diogo
sound creation João Bento
light design Daniel Worm
creative support Alfredo Martins, Estelle Franco, Renato Linhares
dramaturgical support Alex Cassal
scenic space FRAME Colectivo (Agapi Dimitriadou and Gabriela Salazar), Elsa Mencagli (intern Erasmus +)
stage photography João Tuna
proofreading Ana Macedo
graphic design Masako Hattori
communication support Carlos Alves
executive production Vanda Cerejo
production Má-Criação
coproduction Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
partners Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Citemor, Alkantara, Galeria Zé dos Bois
co-production residencies O Espaço do Tempo
artistic residency support Companhia Olga Roriz


duration 1h

Work developed with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the GDA Foundation’s Cultural Fund in 2018/19.

Project financed by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts.

Paula Diogo is an artist supported by APAP- FEMINIST FUTURES. This show is part of the Feminist Futures Festival. Project co-financed by the Programa Europa Criativa da União Europeia.

Má-Criação is a structure supported by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and hosted by Alkantara.

Performance premiered on October 1, 2020, in Lisbon.
Terra Nullius was a term created by international law to define territories that didn’t belong to anyone, and could therefore be occupied. Terra Nullius territories still exist today, such as Bir Tawill, Antarctica, the international sea and the Moon. But the term also has a poetic meaning. An
idea of uncharted territory, an oasis of freedom where we might start again and rethink our idea of society.

Paula Diogo spent a year in Reykjavik developing a project that tried to capture an ‘experience of a place’, intermingling it with personal and collective narratives. As procedure she used two simple actions: walking and writing. A project that spills over and beyond the theatre space to occupy the city’s geography and the virtual space of discussion and thought.
The audience is advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and to be prepared to walk.
The show starts by the river, 400 metres from Lux Frágil, and ends at D. Maria II.

Audiowalk available in Portuguese and English.
This show is part of the Feminist Futures Festival. More information, here.

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