Thursday 20th June 2019

Sala Sommier, Villa Nappi – Polverigi


Control device: “anything that has in any way the ability to capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control and ensure the gestures, conduct, opinions and discourses of living beings” (G. Agamben)

Two female bodies in absence of equilibrium: the posture is unstable, the voice does not find its natural tone, the breath is limited, constricted by the laces of a corset. Two women hanging in the balance between an aesthetic model to reach and the awareness that this same model is a cultural and social imposition.
Through a process of repossession and discovery of the wumb and the voice, the whole body is engaged, the sound is amplified and supports this process of reconquest. An attempt of energetic and liberating explosion, which tries to evade the stereotype.
Is it possible to resist the attacks of the devices? Can these conquered spaces of freedom escape the control?

from an idea of anna basti
creation and staging by anna basti e chiara caimmi
with anna basti e chiara caimmi
technical direction and light design by maria elena fusacchia
technical collaborator chiara kadia baston
original soundtrack by Iva Stanisic // Yva & the toy george
technological assistance by alessandro petrone e francesco castrovilli

with the support of Inteatro Residenze
with the support of Centrale Fies
with the support of KOMM TANZ/Teatro Cartiera residenze Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni in collaborazione con il Comune di Rovereto

Anna Basti and Chiara Caimmi cross their artistic paths in 2012, collaborating as performers with Muta Imago company.
From 2016 they begin to work together, with the shared desire to investigate reality through the body.
This research takes shape initially in the project Relax_nothing is under control, that focuses on the effects of the control devices on our bodies (artistic residences at Macao_Milano, Ex Asilo Filangieri_Napoli and presented in Cikorea festival at Carrozzerie Not_Roma).
In 2018 the same themes converged in the ongoing project Unlock, currently under developement (with the support of Inteatro Festival, Centrale Fies and e KOMM TANZ/Teatro Cartiera residenze Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni in collaborazione con il Comune di Rovereto).
At the same time they open the research process through Unlocking, a workshop where they share the practices and the topics involved in their works.

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