In the fifth duet of the series, choreographer Michele Di Stefano meets Andy Warhol’s diaries.
In every duet until now, the object, through its functions, proposes the duration of the work, according to the time it needs to reveal itself. In the case of the diaries and their 807 pages, the book demands a length of 72 hours in order to be read in its entirety. As a consequence, di Stefano and the book will spend three full consecutive days and nights together on stage, in a reading ritual/marathon in which the public can partake either in person, during various public windows, or virtually, via livestream.
What happens while reading? This simple question gives rise to complex physical dialogue. A book consists of nothing but white paper and black letters. However, it opens up intimate, mental spaces which the reader navigates thanks to her/his imagination. This unusual duet explores the relationship between materiality and immateriality, between the process of reading and being read, inviting the inner voices of the spectators, their imaginary worlds, to merge with those of Di Stefanos and the book.
72-hour Livestream on Youtube (24.09., 19h till 27.09. 19h)
Livestream made possible by Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst in the frame of "Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen".
Composition / Sound: Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch
Premiere: 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 September 2020, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
A production of Fabrice Mazliah / Work of Act in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the context of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Funded by International Coproduction Fund - Goethe Institut, in collaboration with Goethe Institut Madrid. Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt.
With many thanks to Miguel Oyarzun and Isla Aguillar.