Friday 17 September, 20:30

Manuel Rivas

Mayday, mayday, mayday! (Chamada xeral)

A poetic performance by Manuel Rivas with guitarist César Carlos Morán.


"Mayday!" is the general request for assistance at sea. In this instance the alarm call, conceived as a woman-poem travelling with a basket of sea urchins on her head, attempts to fill the void with the tremor of language. The words denounce their hijacking, the pillaging of their meaning.

This poetic act is a radio broadcast against cadastral violence, an invocation against the God-Boss of war, the proclamation of a fiesta to celebrate the resistance of the dead, in which everything that moves has an emigrant air.