Coming to matter is an evolution of the Pleasure rocks research, which has long been exploring the re-signification of pleasure in the relationship between human and non-human. It focuses on the encounter and the intra-action of matter, between human bodies and stones. Interacting with stones is an act of care: I don’t shift but get shifted, I don’t choose but get chosen, I don’t move but get moved, in a continuous reconfiguration of gestures. The perception of chronological time changes and dilates: a meditative condition sets in, a dynamic quietness. The human gradually draws back, in a process of de-centring.
Titta C. Raccagni, filmmaker, director and video artist (s/he worked among others with Gabriele Salvatores, Alina Marazzi, Luca Bigazzi, Francesca Comencini) and Barbara Stimoli, dancer,choreographer and performer (she trained with Carolyn Carlson, worked for Arearea and Tpo companies, and collaborated with, among others, Virgilio Sieni, Iris Erez, Felix Ruckert, Stefano Questorio) are artistic and life partners. Their research and production always blend their different backgrounds, their political activism and the poetic investigation. The Pleasure rocks research started in 2018 in collaboration with the visual artist Alessia Bernardini.
concept and direction Barbara Stimoli and Titta C. Raccagni
performers Barbara Stimoli, Titta C. Raccagni, Camilla Isola
live sound Antonio Della Marina
light design Enrico Peco
production Associazione culturale Nexus/Nexus Factory
coproduction Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival
supported by the residencies of theworkroom (Fattoria Vittadini/Fondazione Milano), Stazione di Topolò/Postaja Topolove, BASE Milano
in collaboration with Dialoghi Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin a cura del CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia
DURATION 45 minutes