Homo Box Machina

Homo box Machina is an audiovisual experiment that focuses on the active non-performative experience of the viewer, in the absence of the actor, places him [the viewer] as a responsible and inescapable vehicle of his own emotions. In a context where the practices of submission are widespread, it seems important to us to construct spaces where it is possible to stimulate the event of personal and authentic emotions to those who experience them, in a world that submits desires with archetypes and fictions that respond above all to the exacerbated consumption of merchandise.

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A theater is a dramatic universe that sometimes loses its value in the face of the incalculable scenic power of the actor; but behind the scene there is a machine in disuse, a machine that has taken centuries to perfect itself, to generate illusion, fiction, to propose to the spectator an alternate reality.

Relegated to a secondary role throughout the history of stage art, the theater machine is a portent of architecture and engineering that is the result of hundreds of years of research: science and technology at the service of theatrical fiction and the emotion of the spectator.

Homo Box Machina raises the possibility of establishing an emotive speech on the scene regardless of the actor, just as so far it has dispensed with the theatrical machinery. Therefore, the dramaturgy is not a conventional theatrical text, since the only protagonist of this work is the theater itself. With this we want to continue marking a path started long ago in the construction of scenographic devices in which the crossing and the integration of new languages to the scene, enhance their aesthetic and significant qualities.

Stage direction, scenographic design, lighting and scenographic video: Caín Coronado and Daniel Primo.
Multimedia device and creative accompaniment: Hector Cruz.
Production design: Karla Sanchez kiwi.
Dramatic direction: Diego Álvarez Robledo.
Dramaturgy: Edén Coronado, Shaday Larios, Xandra Orive y Diego Álvarez Robledo.
Sound design: Joaquín López Chas3, Yeudiel Infante y Alejandro Tux.
Dramaturgist: Itzel Pedrozo.
Executive production: Irma Hermoso Luna.
Technical coordinator: Gerardo Pardo.
Stage technicians (at Teatro El Rinoceronte Enamorado): Gerardo Pardo, Alfonso Villaseñor and Edgardo Cervantes.
Voice over: Cecilia Ramírez Romo and Alfonso Alba.
Advice on device construction: Luis Manuel Aguilar Mosco.
Video assistants: Samantha Valerio and Natanael Miranda.
Scenography Construction Center-Center: Diana Gladys Echaury, Karen Jiménez, Oscar Ortega, Fernando Puga, Christian Rubio Grillo, Benjamin Rubio, Luis Manuel Aguilar Mosco, Miroslava Castellanos, Fernando Cano, Paulo Agustín.
Construction in San Luis Potosí: Gerardo Pardo Torres and Saúl and Isaac De Lira.
Realization of screens: Sagrario Orta.
Editorial design and publications: Abul Abbas Editorial.
Graphic design: Richo Anaya and Karla Sánchez Kiwi
Photographic and video registry: Héctor Cruz