Discovering Lenin in Antartica


This performance that the company is presenting at the IKOS Festival (Brescia, Italy from 9 to 13 of may 2007), is one of the performances created from the show LENIN IS MINE? Physical Theatre / Multimedia


La performance part d’una història verdadera que ha succeït el dia 19 de gener de 2007. Henry Cookson, Rory Sweet, Rupert Longsdon and Paul Landry:
les primeres persones que alcanzaron un punt inaccessible del Pol Sud sense cap ajuda mecànica.

Multimedia performance

The performance is based on a real history happend on January 19 2007.
Henry Cookson, Rory Sweet, Rupert Longsdon and Paul Landry are the first people to reach Antarctica’s Pole of Inaccessibility without mechanical assistance

We made it – Lenin is there!!!!!! 

Temperature: – 34°C, Wind: -57°C, Altitude: 3725m

We reached the POI – the centre Antarctica. When we were within 6km of the position signalled on the GPS we noticed a black point in the horizon – as we got closer an outline of bust started to appear – we could not believe it, a statue of Lenin placed by the Russians in 1958.

He is standing on a chimney of the old Soviet hut – he is a shoulder bust of Lenin larger than life size. It is made of some plastic composite – he is totally frost free as if he was put there yesterday. It so so very surreal.


Performance multimedia

Conception, direction and performer: Semolina Tomic
Music: Marius Matesan
Multimedia: Xavier Gavin, Eduardo Segurado
Technic: Marcos Rodriguez Lopez
Lenin statue: Giulia Scati, Alberto Pastore, Ruza, Mitra
Production: Véronique Oliete

Coproduction: L’Antic Teatre – L’Espai de Creació, Barcelona

Supported by:
Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona – Institut de Cultura
Institut Ramon Llull