THEATRE OF WAR is a delirious essay on how to represent war, performed by former enemies. British and Argentinian veterans of the Falklands war come together to discuss, rehearse andre-enact their memories 35 years after the conflict.
Lola Arias (Buenos Aires, 1976) is a writer, theatre director, visual artist, and performer. She collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans, former communists, Bulgarian children, etc) in theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. Her productions play with the overlap zones between reality and fiction. She staged, among others, My life after, Familienbande, The year I was born, Melancholy and demonstration, The art of making money, The art of arriving, Minefield and Atlas of Communism. She does films and art installations. She also created several urban intervention projects with Stefan Kaegi. Together with Ulises Conti, she composes and plays music. She published poetry, fiction, and plays. Lola Arias’ works have been shown at festivals including Lift Festival, Theater Spektakel; Under the radar NY; Wiener Festwochen; Spielart Festival; Sterischer Herbst; and in venues like Theatre de la Ville, Red Cat LA, Walker Art Centre, Parque dela memoria, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
2018. Teatro de Guerra. (77′, Full-length film)