For months on end our work could not find a name, just like all things happened this past year cannot find theirs. The act of naming something is a difficult one. In order to do that one must understand, and in order to understand one needs the right time to process.
But now the shapes have shifted, the structures are twisted. Our private life has been rewritten, loneliness has changed face and the collective has misplaced its bodies.
Celebrations and rituals have been silenced.
Our images are filled up with deserts in which getting lost is much too easy, and we just want to accept that; embrace the vertigo and set about finding new strategies to adapt.
This kit we have created found a name one February night: it is “Fionde” (Slingshots).
Fionde is a performative object that invites you to transform your private environment and create new rituals for processing emotions: alone or together with others. After buying your ticket to Fionde, you will receive a kit containing everything you need to experience the performance at home.
Chiara Bersani is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and contemporary dance explores the politics of the body and how the images we create interact with society’s narratives. Her research as a performer and author is based on the concept of the “Political Body” and the creation of practices aimed at training its presence and action. As an activist Chiara works on the inclusivity of disabled artists in the performing arts scene. For the rigor in embodying this study in 2019 she is awarded the UBU Award for best new actress / performer under 35.
Ilaria Lemmo is an Italian composer and sound researcher in the field of electronic and experimental music, also a sound designer working for theater and audiovisual arts. She’s currently attending a master degree in Electronic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Turin. Her research explores the possibility of the algorithmic composition and the relationships within the spatial acoustic.
NOTE: The booklet is in English.
FIONDE is produced by Samara Editions and Black Box teater
Concept and words: Chiara Bersani
Sounds: Ilaria Lemmo
Dramaturgical advice: Giulia Traversi and Marco D'Agostin
Vibration research: Federico Primavera and Attila Faravelli
Desert stories: Marta Montanini and Francesco Cerza
Sounds advice: Edoardo Bonavires
Special thanks to our first performers: Silvia Calderoni, Attila Faravelli, Elena Griggio, Viola Lo Moro, Enrico Malatesta, Irene Pessino and Silvia Jill Léa Curreli
Produced by: Samara Editions & Black Box teater
Translation: Nicola Paccagnani
Video by: Tommaso Dell'Anna
Webmaster: Simone Verduci (Pomo)
Web design: Matteo Verrani (Pomo)
Book design: Pomo