je voudrais commencer par sauter
concept and choreography
dramaturgy and project assistance
image and sound
Elena Boillat, Benjamin Burger, Francesca Sproccati
Ariella Vidach e Claudio Prati
co - production
FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della Scena Contemporanea, Teatro Sociale Bellinzona e Spazio 52dbA Lugano
with the support of
Repubblica e Cantone Ticino DECS – Fondo Swisslos, Pro Helvetia Fondazione Svizzera per la cultura, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Città di Lugano
In front of the common feeling of constant impossibility against time (“I have no time”) the piece “EXP: je voudrais commencer par sauter” ponder time like a place of infinite possibilities. The time that this piece deals with is the actual time, absurdly diachronic, fragmented and difficult to grasp. Here spectators shares the stage space with three performers, everybody is invited to travel. “EXP:” is a environment to pass through, an inhabited place to visit and to plunge into.
“EXP: je voudrais commencer par sauter” could become a fitness center for weight loss, a mystical temple where ascetic rites are performed, a punk-rock concert and much more. Actually, “EXP:” is simply a place dedicated to collective experimentation in order to achieve a result, as in a scientific laboratory.
This experience encourages an osmosis between audience and the interpreters and aims to create some practices of integration of the contemplative life with the active one. In front of the infinite possibility of choices of contemporary life we decide to answer with a minimalism of intents.
“EXP: je voudrais commencer par sauter” associate the language of the installation to the one of the performance so to create a place that is time and that get modified in its flowing. The staging is a sound and visual landscape, a performative framework that by translating the chosen abstract concept, become by itself dramaturgy.
In that moment, I felt it.
Not life as a biological fact. Rather, life as a collection of experiences and observations. Life as patterns, movements and encounters.
A schizophrenic sense of quiet. Worlds appearing.
Isn’t time life’s essence?
But contemplating life as such, I could see the charm of words. Especially of those that don’t exist.
A landscape of times and transitions between various dimensions.
Interwoven signs of presence and reminiscence. It shall be this, the nonexistent now.
Notes for a travelogue (EXP:)
Elisa Storelli, 2018
ph. Elisa Storelli