July 2019 Manifesto Poetico opened it’s laboratory for 5 days to a group of international artists to share and deepen their latest research, SPATIAL DRAMATURGY & THE FOUR DIMENSIONS.

Dutch filmmaker, Wesley Mulder attended the activity, to create two films about the work of Manifesto Poetico through the eyes of a participating artist.

The first is based on a series of interviews recorded July 2019 with Patrick J. O’Reilly, Theatre Maker, Writer, Actor and Director from Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Interviewee, Patrick J. O’Reilly began working with Manifesto Poetico in 2018 during their Open Laboratory, SPATIAL DRAMATURGY: THREE-DIMENSIONAL AWARENESS. Since then, he has commissioned a TransPoetico Production, to take place in Northern Ireland, October 2019. The show, BELFAST 1919, will be created with a group of local artists under the direction of Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton, hosted by Tinderbox Theatre Company. The production will be part two of Manifesto Poetico’s EPIC BORDERS TRILOGY.


Director & Cinematographer, Wesley Mulder met artistic directors, Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton, during the production of the film Mama’s Ashes shot in Almeria (Spain) in May 2019. After this experience they decided to start an artistic collaboration.

“Moving image always appeals to the viewer's emotions, regardless of the reason for looking. It's fantastic to be able to play with this. You can make the viewer sit on the edge of his seat, give a smile, move them to tears or make them think. Film has that power.” - Wesley Mulder


Special Thanks to all of the Participating Artists: Roberto Kuzmanich (AR), Vicky Sachpazi (GR), Patrick J. O’Reilly (UK), Yiouli Archontaki (GR), Mizar Antorán (ES), Paige Allerton (CA), Fabienne Vegt (NL), Heng Wang (TW), Raquel Martín (ES), Jill Kathleen (USA), Alessandra Cortesi (IT), Olmo Hidalgo (ES), Eugene Ma (CA), Hagit Peled (IL), Clara Lloret (ES), Asahi Ishikawa (JP), Xuan Shiung (TW), Alisa Debelic (HR), David McDonald (USA), Natalia Arteman (AR), Elena Vassilieva (RU), Wesley Mulder (NL), Carlos García Estévez (ES).


Open Laboratory 2019, Paris

Spatial Dramaturgy & The Four Dimensions

Interview and Photos by Wesley Mulder