a film by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson
(HDV, mp4 et Super 8, 5.1 surround, 117’, 2015)

Screening presented at the cinéma Le Studio
(2 rue Edouard Poisson à Aubervilliers)

as part of the Printemps des Laboratoires #4 Program
Thursday 2nd June 2016, 8 pm

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

Disappear One, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, 2015 (film still)

In a small Lisbon theatre an organization calling itself 'The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma' which claims it can employ everybody recruits actors on the eve of a transatlantic voyage. But the reasons for this journey remain a mystery. What is the relation between the Oklahoma Theatre and the ship, with its regime of control, work and forced entertainment? And what are the signals that start to emerge from bodily gestures, voices, dreams, radio frequencies, charts, waves, hallucinations, trying to tell us?
In the wake of Félix Guattari's Project for a Film by Kafka and in homage to Kafka's Amerika, DISAPPEAR ONE works a series of variations around the unfinished novel in the context of an imminent shipwreck, shifting the trajectory of Karl's journey towards Brazil and tracing its lines of disappearance in the depths of the South Atlantic.

Disappear One - dossier de presse


With the participation of : La Compagnie Théâtrale UEINZZ, Presque Ruines, Mollecular Organization
Image : Graeme Thomson
Additional Images : Silvia Maglioni
Sound : Olivier Apprill, Silvia Maglioni, Graeme Thomson
Script : Graeme Thomson, Silvia Maglioni, Violeta Salvatierra,
Olivier Apprill, Carla Bottiglieri, Brent Waterhouse
Editing : Silvia Maglioni, Graeme Thomson
Musique et traitements sonores : Graeme Thomson
Mix son : Thierry Delor (Auditorium Le Fresnoy)
Production : Olivier Marboeuf, Spectre Productions
Co-production : Le Fresnoy Studio national d’arts contemporains, terminal beach

 Disappear One, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, 2015 (film still)

The UEINZZ Theatre Company

Overflowing the walls of the psychiatric institution where they were founded (in São Paulo, in 1996) the Ueinzz Theatre Company meet on a weekly basis, in what you could call a schizoscenic project – an ongoing theatrical rehearsal as a way of caring. We think of it as a kind of sociality: not a fixed place or a community, but a set of ever-changing relationships between users of mental health services, therapists, actors, so-called psychotic patients, carers, philosophers, and people whose life hangs by a thread. Informed by radical ideas of care they practice this sociality, trying it out, reinventing it - the flows and worldviews produced in supposed ‘illnesses’ amplified into a theatre capable of reversing power over life into the potential of life. They reveal the disturbing ‘normality’ that surrounds us every day.  

(from ARIKA 16)

To know more about the UEINZZ read Peter Pal Pelbart's text Poétiques de l'atérité - JOURNÉES DE CHIMÈRES Folies.


Ce projet a été sélectionné par la commission mécénat de la Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques qui lui a apporté son soutien.
La projection organisée le 2 juin est réalisée en partenariat avec Spectre Productions.