Coin Operated appears in Jonas&Lander's artistic path following an invitation by BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts. In this invitation, the duo was instigated to develop their practices in a museum context.
The show is an installation-performance directed to non-conventional spaces, where the dialogue with the public is direct and the continuity of the performance depends on the dynamics of this same dialogue. The mutation between installation and performance occurs through the public being invited to introduce 1€ coins into the slot of two horses where Jonas and Lander are sitting in a suffocating immobility. From that moment, when the connection between horse and coin takes place, the installation ends to give way to the performance.
With this work, Jonas&Lander intend a new approach with the spectator, in which the latter takes an active role in the consequence and dynamics of the action, celebrating an unexpected dialogue at each performance.

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Jonas&Lander
Interpretation: Jonas Lopes and Lander Patrick
Technical Support: Joana Mário
Sound Design: Lander Patrick
Costume Design: Jonas Lopes
Head of Production (2019-2022): Patrícia Soares

Production House: Associação Cultural Sinistra
Head of Production and Booking: Inês Le Gué
Administration and Management: Gabriel Lapas

Co-production: BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts
Residency Support: O Espaço do Tempo, National Coach Museum