100% Porto

A statistical chain reaction

By Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel

100% Porto - a gathering that is a city, a group just beginning to experience itself, a choir that has never practiced, an impossible entity with many faces – assembled into ever-changing new group pictures: group pictures as replacement for family – as fleeting portraits of belonging. Who is missing? Who thinks they might give answers on stage that are different from the ones they’d give in response to a telephone survey or in the voting booth? And what have the statistics failed to record? Who lives in a completely different Porto? Who thinks that this city is different because they are a part of it?

100% Porto takes the official statistics of the city and gives them a human face, placing on the stage one hundred of its inhabitants that represents the entire population of the city, divided into categories such as gender, age, nationality, family unit and area of residence. Each of them also speaks for him or herself: about their lives, their joys and their sorrows.

BY Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
DIRECTED BY Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel 
WITH 100 citizens from Porto
STAGE Mascha Mazur
SET, LIGHT, VIDEO Andreas Mihan