Ph: Pierluigi Muscolino
“Diagonal vertigo” is the third performance of the Trilogy of Power by Daniela Marcozzi exploring the influence of political power on the individual.
It is inspired by the tragic event that happened on August 14, 2018, in Genoa: 200 meters of the renown and majestic Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. A true disaster. The Italian Government has accused ASPI, the Italian Highway operator, of poor maintenance and of pocketing profits instead of investing money in maintenance.
The ongoing criminal inquiry is against 74 people belonging to the Italian Highway operator, Spea Engineering and the Ministry of Infrastructure, who are accused of multiple homicides and road accidents, as well as transport safety violations.
The safety tests conducted on the Morandi bridge would have been falsified to make it seem that the viaduct was safe.
Weren't these people afraid of crossing the bridge themselves?
”Diagonal Vertigo” explores the contradiction of our own sense of survival.
Aren't those responsible for the deadly collapse of the bridge also crossing the same bridges and roads? Why would they be looking for profitable solutions at the expenses of their own life and the life of their children? Is there a new concept of survival?
In the adult organism, every day ca. 50 milliard of cells die to let the organism survival and evolve. Those cells can be infected or physiologically not necessary any more for the organism's survival. The process in charge of maintaining this balance is called "apoptosis", a true cellular suicide, a programmed cellular death. The dying cells can be infected or physiological not necessary any more for the survival of the organism.
Often our society is pictured as an organism to justify the death of the single person for the sake of the collectivity: is the programmed death a feature of our society too?
Is there a a kind of “social apoptosis”?
A performance by Daniela Marcozzi
Text: Daniela Marcozzi and Luigi De Cicco
Music: Louis DeCicco
Microscope camera: Daniela Marcozzi and Luigi De Cicco
Microscope-video editor: Pierluigi Muscolino
Costume and assistant to the scenography: Susanne Kasper
Assistant of production: Silvia Prolunghi
Poster: Carlo Bortolini
Lights: Paolo Grazzi
A production by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater, in collaboration with Expedition Metropolis and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Special thanks to:
Jules Beekwilder and his team at the Plant Research International of Wageningen, The Netherlands, for allowing the realization of the microscope videos.
Antonio Villella and Christina Kyriazidi, for external eye support.