May 4, 2019 19:00
in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro della Toscana
From La Morte di Marx e altri racconti by Sebastiano Vassalli
Macchine is a journey through the relationship between cars and man. Videos and sounds whiz and interact with the human protagonists stripped of their identity. Any rolling object is considered a human appendix: if in ancient times the epic armour of mythological heroes aroused fear, today cars, the new armours that define our identity, our social role, arouse admiration and awe.
The performance investigates this relationship between technique and man, transformed into something else, in a motorist with armour and wheels. This thought is evoked by the words of Sebastiano Vassalli, in particular by the disturbing concept of metamorphosis that emerges from his book La Morte di Marx e altri racconti (Einaudi, 2006), from which the texts of the show are taken.
Like the Kafkaesque hero of The Metamorphosis, we too now have our steel shell, which is the car, mostly equipped. A shell where life and death meet in a weak balance.
Video, word and movement are the languages used to tell the succession of paintings with rapid rhythms. On the scene, six interpreters witness, in spite of themselves, the frenetic human anonymity and the inexorable change.
Video, spoken word and movement are the languages used to tell the succession of tableau with rapid rhythms. On stage performers become witnesses against their will, of the frenetic human anonymity and inexorable change.