|inspired by "Breve canzoniere" by Tommaso Landolfi. Literary recital
adaptation by Chiara Lagani
with: Marco Cavalcoli and Chiara Lagani
production: Fanny & Alexander with the cooperation of Festivaletteratura in Mantova
If we could do without words, if we could have something more substantial and silly, direct, oblivious, astonished in return, then… (T. Landolfi)
I let the signs that I received go away from me. (A. Warburg)
Nowadays it is unconceivable to love without preliminarily considering that by now, love is impossible or at least condemned. (E. Zolla)
Two actors. Two lovers. Nothing of their human lives transpires, even their names cannot be found in the text. A love story because of its language, its form. A possible reflection on love dialogue as a destroyed and destroying language, an impossible language, a language beyond utopia.
Breve canzoniere is a prosimetrum inserting in a brief novel 14 sonnets dedicated to the female character and subjected to her merciless judgement. It's a utopic dialogue between two creatures made of words, two assembly lines of significations. What will happen when all the words run out? What will become, in deep silence, of this LOVE? Will this survival be a light, a color, a smell? Will the most "worn dark and dusty" words, the words-bombs, remain unexploded? Will the most violent and crude dialogue be capable of becoming phantasmatic blow, chirping of angels, music, such as in the sonata for flute and orchestra K.313 by Mozart, the deity, the bard, the rhetorical model that's always evoked?
K.313 is connected to an image-icon inspired by a chronicle event: the terrorist attack at Theatre Dubrovka in Moscow in 2002, when a group of Chechen terrorists took the audience as hostages.