May 15, 2009 20:00
The Motel project: a unit of time, an uninhabited familiar place, the room for secrets, lovers and whores, the shelter for murderers, the break for travelers.
The drama, divided into episodes, is the interaction of a limited number of characters within familiar and ordinary premises. The daily flow is interrupted by extraordinary elements.
The episodes are substantially independent. The characters and their relationships are static: each episode’s event becomes the episode itself, restoring the status quo.
The tale is always ‘somewhere else’. The drama is not on the scene. We can only grasp the traces of what already happened. A radical change will happen during the last episode. This change represents a starting point for a new drama.
The driving force is the relationship between the characters, the sound, the light and the objects. It can also change the nature of the involved elements. The sound becomes a tale, the body becomes furniture, and the light becomes time. Nothing will happen without interacting. There will be no “solo”.
“The lady’s living room during tea time, without the lady”.
Everything is clean, tidy and neat. The table companions, maybe husband and wife, maybe just two strangers who meet for the first time, are part of the scenario with the same accuracy. They are waiting for someone who is not coming or for something, which is not happening. The expected guest is late and the tension increases.