Il y a une larme dans chaque note et un soupir dans chaque pli

Odete & Caty Olive

Caty Olive, a French light and set designer, and Odete, a Portuguese multidisciplinary artist who inhabits the territories of performance, sound, music and writing, come together to explore the resonances of their worlds. The organic electronic meanderings, the dissolving boundaries in Odete’s music and the poetry and trans-performativity of her work meet the breath of Caty’s lighting systems and their ever-changing bodies of light.

“Il y a une larme dans chaque note et un soupir dans chaque pli” evokes the castrati and explores their vocal and aesthetic universe. The artists propose to imagine that the castrati could be a form of fiction in a place whose contours remain fluid and which (is) transformed. A space that absorbs the bodies that inhabit it, where history can give way to fantasy and speculation, where the baroque dimension of a body finds shelter, escaping the demands of a world that seeks to clarify everything.

Co-production: BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Serralves Foundation (Oporto), La Ménagerie de Verre (France)
Support: MaisFRANÇA / Institut Français du Portugal

National diffusion: hugo.caroca(at)
International diffusion: jorge.tejedor(at)