Presentation as a Director & Designer
I am very interested in the precision of my work for two very significant reasons: professionalism and culture. The first reason is related to exercising, philosophy, scheme and perfection through work. The second one relates to confrontation, experience and improvement of the most common external ideas.
I am very grateful to be able to show part of my work before you in the hope that this opportunity will provide me with another opportunity to exchange and learning.
As a Director, my proposal always takes a reflection on the text as starting point: an analytical commitment to the author's language as it comes expressed in its structure and stylistic features. In the sense I illustrate it, it means to exert an interpretative freedom within the boundaries of whatcalled the semantic plural of a text.
Given a special interest in the experimentation through language I have restrained the scope of my reflection to the so-called theater of the absurd. In my work on that genre I have set as an aesthetic goal, to bring what was thought as a mainly dialogistic and situational language, to a higher level of semiotic interplay. In that regard, my aim is to integrate entire scenic materials (including lighting, set, and more abstract element such as rhythm) as intrusive and/or commentate resources to the sources given within the text itself.
The expected result is what I call "to reverse the skin of the text," which means to render visible the sub-text through symbolic language. In a second phase, the scenic device is intended to develop interplay between the different elements (the textual and the sub-textual ones) along the lines allowed by the text structure.
I have never been worried about plots that give an illusion that one "understands" just because the plot imposes an order that is similar to life; where the word "dramatic development" is implicit, creating a unique sensation for the spectators. As Luciano Berio said about his splendid music, "the experience of not being completely sure of what one listens to, should be considered inseparable to the work." That's to say, not all have to be comprehended by the spectator. And as a dramatist friend says, "sometimes, not even the author, who writes, understands." It is about leaving marks, milestones, footsteps that bring a hidden sense, leaving a perceptible and therefore, terrible, ineffable image. A teacher I had at the university said in class, "Art is not about questions and answers, Art is about questions and question."