M.U.R.S – 2014
La Fura dels Baus

Tempus Fugit produces the first smartshow in history illustrates the most prominent features of the cities of the future, the long-awaited smart cities.

Current WALLS (MURS) are not physical, they are invisible. They can’t be identified by nations, nor states, nor with people. Technology has distanced us from culture, has dehumanized us, has alienated us from pain. Any of us are, potential repressors and repressed. We are that from the moment we buy some sneakers-flaunting some luxury-that have been made from the exploitation of children in parts of the world that we can barely locate on a map. We are that from the moment that an official can kill people using guns that look like a harmless game.

The government, economy, mobility … In the cities of the future, called smart cities, it seems that everything is digitally controlled. As has often been done in previous shows, in M.U.R.S, La Fura theatrically explores the world of today. A world where new technologies change the way we live at a rapid pace. No wonder, then, that these technologies are the main protagonists of M.U.R.S, where, of course, there won’t be a shortage of machines, video projections, and augmented reality. From this that, to conceive the show, members of La Fura have had the collaboration of academic institutions ranging from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Futurelab del Institut Ars Electronica de Linz  (Austria) to the department of Open Systems of the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Rovira i Virgili, through the studio of TigreLab and Creativitat i Innovació de l’ICUB (Barcelona LAB).

» Credits
Directed by

La Fura dels Baus

The artistic directors of La Fura dels Baus for MURS are Pep Gatell, Pera Tantiñà and Carlus Padrissa.
With the collaboration for the creation of Jürgen Müller.

Playwright

La Fura dels Baus and Marc Chornet

Music

La Fura dels Baus and Carles López Campmany

Actors

Javiera Gazitua, Juan Herrero, Diana Gadish, Lawrence Stanley, Laia Oliveras, Xabier Artieda,
Blanca Pascual, Rosa Serra and Revenga Tatin.

Technical Management

Kiku Martínez i Masana

Production director

Nadala Fernández

Interactive design and programming

Mendez and Rafael Pelayo Redondo

Additional programming

Glen Fraser

Video production and motion graphics

Tigrelab

Video recording

Sara Lopez
Nico Di Masso

Making off

Yvan Argos

Networking and Connectivity

IGLOR Audio Visual Solutions, SL

App Development

InQBarna

Scenery

La Fura dels Baus
Irene Dobon
Pep Padrós (Anigami)

Lighting design

La Fura dels Baus
Pere Anglada

Sound

La Fura dels Baus
Oriol Llistar

Technical design video

Xavier Correa Massero

Production assistant

Sergio Vega
Helena Fernández García-Ruz

Technical advice on engineering programms

Jordi Vilà

Figuration

Escola Eòlia

Coproduced by

Ono
Le Manege
BCNLab
Grec Festival de Barcelona and Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals

Collective Experiment

Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Scenic Textiles

Teatrerya

Illustrations

Jordi Vila Delclòs