Habemus papam?
      installation for video and sound devices
      Habemus papam? by Enrico Fedrigoli

by Fanny & Alexander and Zapruder Filmmakersgroup
from the project Heliogabalus
photographs: Enrico Fedrigoli
super8 shootings: Luigi de Angelis
sound devices: Mirto Baliani
telecinema and editing: David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi
direction: Luigi de Angelis
with: Koen De Preter, Koen Onghena, Bram Vos
promotion: Marco Molduzzi, Valentina Ciampi
press office: Marco Molduzzi
logistics: Sergio Carioli
administration: Antonietta Sciancalepore, Marco Cavalcoli


“For the show Heliogabalus, that made its début in Leuven on 2006 February 7th, I had to make lots of auditions in Belgium at Stuk Kunstencentrum searching for a face and a body for the adolescent Heliogabalus, who reigned from 14 to 18 years old. I started in February 2005 and made my definitive choice in July. The choice showed itself to be not only difficult, but also impossible. Is it possible to give an answer to Heliogabalus’ mystery? Starting from the damnatio memoriae after his very short reign, we’ve got only a few fragments and archaeological findings, nothing more, besides lots of historical trash and the legend... The video-installation Habemus papam? is the rendition of the triple imperial figure in form of video and music icon, that revealed itself for the first time during those first auditions. Then no-one of these actors-dancers was chosen: but by then the figure was indelible, triple because dynamic, indomitable, problematical. During the auditions I shot some super8 movies, and the photographer Enrico Fedrigoli started a very personal and parallel research on the imperial figure’s birth: this material, edited by Zapruder Filmmakersgroup and with a soundtrack by Mirto Baliani, who re-elaborated the ouverture of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, gave birth to the Habemus papam?”.

Luigi de Angelis

4, 5, 6 June 2006
Riccione TTV Festival - la scena e lo schermo
Galleria Neon

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 July 2006
Dro (Trento)
Drodesera>Centrale Fies

25 August 2006
Prototipo Priamar - Festival dei Laboratori Teatrali - Video in Scena, Associazione Culturale Après la nuit
Fortezza Monumentale del Priamar

25 September 2006
Skopje (Macedonia)
MOT International Theatre Festival
following: VARIO, a lecture/show by and with Luigi de Angelis

14 October 2006
Faenza (Ravenna)
Giornata del Contemporaneo
Museo Carlo Zauli

30 October 2006
MozArt - La carriera di un libertino, Mozart al cinema
Riccione TTV Festival
Sagra Musicale Malatestiana
Velvet Factory

22 December 2006 - 28 January 2007
Un'arancia a orologeria (managed by Viviana Siviero)
Galleria Passoblu

2 February 2007
Mestre (Venezia)
Teatro Aurora/Questa Nave
Centro Culturale Candiani

9 December 2007
digifestival 07 - tecnologia e teatro
Foyer del Palazzo Ducale


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