Second Performance of the Trilogy of Power

 

A performance by Daniela Marcozzi

With the artistic support of Peter Rose/Practical Works

Voice-over: Peter Rose

Dramaturgical support: Christina Kyriazidi

Costume: Susanne Kasper

Light: Elena Arci and Paolo Grazzi

 

Produced in June 2017 by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater in collaboration with Expedition Metropolis Theater and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.

 

Première:

  2017: Performing Arts Festival Berlin

 

Performances:

2017: Performing Arts Festival, Expedition Metropolis Theater, Berlin.

2018, ACUD Theater, Berlin; Piccolo Teatro Guasconi, Pescara (IT); PS122, New York City; Artklub, New Orleans; Sala 14, Monterotondo Rome.

2019: Expedition Metropolis Theater, HofFestSpeile Festival, Berlin;

Milano OFF , Fringe Festival, Isola casateatro, Milano;

2020: Teatro Cambusa, Locarno (CH).

 

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Ph: Stephan Rohal

When a fact is removed from the collective memory, it doesn't exist anymore”    

(Francesco Cossiga, Italian President of Republic, Prime Minister from 1974 till 1992 and life senator)

 

Lacuna is inspired by "La strage di Bologna" the "Bologna massacre", a terrorist bombing of the Central Station at Bologna, Italy, on the morning of August 2nd 1980, which killed 85 people and wounded more than 200.

That morning my father, train driver, was supposed to take the shuttle train from a small village (Vergato) close to Bologna to the Central Station.He decided to stay in bed with my mom a bit longer that morning, he didn't catch the shuttle train and took the car. If he had have taken the train, he would have arrived right on time for the explosion and I would not been here.

Who are the responsable of the attack?

Even if two neo-fascist terrorists, Francesca Mambro and Giuseppe Fioravanti were sentenced to life imprisonment for this crime, since 1980 the Italian government still kept the attack a state secret, strenuously avoiding the full examination and publication of the evidence.

Why does the government create a memorial monument while keeping the state secret?

What really inspired the creation of Lacuna, is the meaning of the “state secret”.

What does “state secret” actually mean?

Where, practically, does the state keep these information?

On an encrypted pc? In a saferoom? In the body of a person?

 

Head  and background pictures by Pierluigi Muscolino