Littlefield, United States. 1968. One night in May, two well-known female scientists were driving home after a party at the Edwin Hubble Astrophysics Center where they both worked. Suddenly, they saw a strange flying object with flashing lights in the middle of the road, making strange noises. In an attempt to understand what they were seeing, they tried to start up a conversation with the occupants of the unidentified flying object, but it was completely useless, as everything they said was unintelligible. For years they tried to come up with an explanation for this strange event and discover what kind of message was trying to be conveyed, even keeping a record of the audio recordings from the investigation’s case file. At the end of the seventies, in the middle of the space race, the powerful Cold War and a scenario filled with politicians, scientists and even aliens, these two women have to decide whether to carry on with the investigation or not, with only the lost recordings of an investigation cut short to go on.
Santiago, Chile. 2021. One night in January, two well-known Chilean performers - who have just finished their last piece of theater together about Einstein’s life and work - discover the story of two astrophysicists who had a strange encounter with an unidentified flying object in 1968. They decide to take a look at the hidden and forgotten audio recordings of the case named The Light of Littlefield, trying to get to the bottom of what the scientists might have seen and heard that night on the highway.
Concierto para ovnis is about this same search and everyone’s invited to collaborate with the performers. It’s a collective piece in which the attendees are a vital part of the story, which uses radio transmissions and elements similar to those of a live concert. It’s an immersive and ritualistic act, in which the audience has to use their own cars to participate (for example, with their radios, lights and horns), looking to establish audio/luminous connections with the mysteries of the universe and with group and in person activities and to rediscover others.