The Word’s Room
A room bathed in a warm and diffused light. The oor is cove- red in letters from the past, at least the ones she kept there. Loneliness invites us, wiliingly or not, in a work of remem- brance, a disturbing and unsettling questioning.
This memory work crystallizes before opening up to the essen- tial. A relentless body seems to be swaying along the cracks ; the unsayable against the magnitude of the void .
Her quest leads her to shifting territories. She hesitates, searches through the heap of manuscripts gathered around her. She tries to track the course of events. She becomes an open book and we can see inside her emotions that are bu- ried deep down, memories and all the unsaid.
2000 ying paper and words swamp the stage. They hold the emotions but they are also a uid and sensitive material contrasted with the emotional charge of the choreography.
The uncontrollable information ow pollutes our minds, inca- pable of escaping the gossips of a news channel shown on a television screen. Even when the sound is off, the visual stimuli constantly fetches our attention.
«The music soup » spread in tness centers, is neither chosen by the staff nor by the clients, but by the administrators of our focus, who direct our remote choices. Machines to transform citizens into bulimic consumers, until their own ruin.
Haunted by the fears and nightmares created by journalists, we shelter in the virtual world. This new «reality» gradually invades our private lives and nally locks us down.
It is the metaphor of a dulling world, where we would have to choose between various «options» of the «magic» accessories supposed to assist us, putting the world away when too distur- bing. Humans are now constantly «plugged» into the virtual wor- ld. Successful and happy with our social media followers, we are nothing but lonely web addicts, exhausted by the necessity of keeping up with appearances.
In front of this «traumatic aggression of cultural and technologi- cal origin», the consistency of our «self” is threatened.
Focusing is an ability which can be improved. «It is in the confrontation between the subject and the outside world that a consistent image both of them emerges, all on the theme res- ponsibility.» It is for the author to sketch the erotic of attention, and immediately re-establish contact between man and world.
But what if somehow the power was cut? How would we react to it? What would a man become today if he were deprived of his inventions?