Adrián Schvarzstein y

Jurate Sirvyte-Rukstele

“Arrived”

They came from the not-so-distant past and therefore see the present-day world through somewhat different eyes. They appear to be blissfully naive and willing to help everyone and in every place. They are obsessed with orderliness, trying scrupulously to tidy up the city, its citizens, and every single thing that catches their eye. They surprise passers-by with their funny behavior, provoke and make them laugh by creating absurd and surreal situations.

Music that is heard from their suitcases is the only clue as to where these two strangers came from. By accepting the rules of that unfamiliar world the audience, for a short while, becomes part of this performance. What do these ‘guests from the past’ see; how do they perceive a different reality; how do they respond to the behavior of the audience – these questions lie at the bottom of ad hoc improvisations in the Arrived that, in turn, owes much to the participation of the audience.