In 1993 Riccardo Fazi spent a week on holiday in Rimini with his parents. Here he met a fourteen-years old girl, the same age of him, who said him goodbye leaving a cassette with a message recorded on it: “Bye Rome! See you in Santarcangelo!”.
After twenty-two years Riccardo found this object again and the memory it arose triggered a research: Fazi arrives in Santarcangelo and asks the inhabitants to help him find the name linked to that voice coming from the past. Antologia di S is the chronicle of this research.
In 2015 the work was presented at the International Festival of Santarcangelo as a sound installation: inside the apartment where the artist stayed during the research an archive of hundreds of audiocassettes was set up, containing about 500 minutes of recordings that the artist collected during his research. It was the sound inventary of a town and its inhabitants, while they get in contact with the research of a woman and the questions that this research raises: childhood, connection with the local dimension, future, choices, the way time, space and dreams move and relocate during the whole life.
In January 2016 the radio show “Tre Soldi” by Rai Radio Tre broadcast an edited version of the materials: five episodes, fifteen minutes each. The radio version of the work gained an incredible national success and the work was selected by Rai to participate in the Prix Europa 2016 in Berlin, the most important international prize for radio and tv productions. For the participation at the prize the material has been edited again, until the creation of a 45 minute version of the story.
This is the version that the company is currently showing in theatres and festivals.