Compagnia Dello Scompiglio
Trilogy of Absence
by Cecilia Bertoni
Friday 17 preview Saturday 18 opening - free entry
Friday 24 May & Friday 31 May
Sunday 19, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June
The Trilogy comprises of three performances that interact and engage with the theme of losing and winning, its relationship with time and in all its different dynamics, in and out of reality. The question is addressed from different perspectives and develops in different spaces and places of the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio.
Tesorino perché hai perso? (Sweetheart, Why did you Lose?) originates and develops around the ironic absurdity of winning and losing, and how both of these exert excessive influence on our self-esteem and on the concept of success in our culture. The performance takes place in the Performance Space, in a face to face relationship between actors and audience.
Riflessi in Bianco e Nero (Reflections in Black and White) is a journey in four stages focused on loss and memory, that winds through various locations of the Tenuta, moving between action and installation, where the public and the performers sometimes end up mixed together.
Kind of Blue - the last part of the Trilogy - is currently in development in one of the exhibition rooms. The interpreters of the first two parts become themselves the subjects of a film. They tell their secrets and talk about their bodies as imperfect casings. At the same time as the video installation, in a live scene, a turret and an astronaut who can no longer distinguish between true and false, between real and fictional characters, between the past and the present, reality and imagination. The audience watches everything from the top of a scaffold.