Moni Ovadia con la testa di una statua classica

DELFI (studio per suono, voce, video e buio) / DELPHI (study for sound, voice, video and darkness)

Parma, 1990

theatre

Emptiness, silence, but above all, pitch black. The scene has gone dark, making it impossible to make anything out. Two screens are connected to two infrared cameras which move like eyes, and their gaze guides the spectator through the darkness, following the actor’s every move. The cameras try to make Read More

Coro con alle spalle proiezioni video, dall'opera "Alexander Nevskij"

ALEXANDER NEVSKIJ

Vienna, 1989

theatre

Fragments from Ejzenstejn’s movie and footage from a concert performance of Prokofiev’s cantata alternate in an edited video in which they finally intermingle thanks to video processing: the protagonists of the film and those of the performance end up side by side in the same image. Ejzenstejn and Prokofiev worked Read More

Scena

IL COMBATTIMENTO DI ETTORE E ACHILLE / THE BATTLE OF HECTOR AND ACHILLES

Riccione, 1989

theatre

Two screens provide two simultaneous points of view, focusing on this episode taken from Homer’s epic. At times, the images work together in the same way that human eyes allow us to see, and at other times, they are different from each other and mix up, just like human thought. Read More

Uno dei monitor

PRIMO SCAVO. Osservazioni sulla natura / FIRST EXCAVATION. Observations on nature

Locarno, 1988

video environment

A ring of television monitors rises up from beneath the ground. The structure is unusual and could belong to the past or the future. The show begins as this structure appears, with the image of a huddled body immediately displayed, sliding along the curve of screens until the ring disappears Read More

Profilo femminile in un monitor sulla scena di "La camera astratta"

LA CAMERA ASTRATTA / THE ABSTRACT ROOM

Kassel, 1987

theatre

The abstract room is a mental space. It is the interior of the everyman who, for a moment of suspended time, is overcome by sensations, obsessions, memories and images. In this timeless room, the actors interpret the idea of conscience and play out imaginary or experienced relationships that are exaggerated Read More

Tre monitor parte dell'allestimento della scena

IT USED TO RUN LIKE A LONG WHITE LINE / CORREVA COME UN LUNGO SEGNO BIANCO

Rome, 1986

theatre

The story that inspired this show is a part of the Racing Stories project and takes place in a thick bamboo scenery that in a wonderful, disturbing way, imprisons images without ever giving them entirely back. The stage is crossed by a luminous sign, a long path of horizontal monitors Read More

Insieme di monitor sulla scena di "Prologo di un diario segreto contraffatto"

PROLOGO A UN DIARIO SEGRETO CONTRAFFATTO / PROLOGUE TO A FORGED AND SECRET DIARY

Rome, 1985

theatre

Seven actors and fifteen monitors are on stage. Their choreography and the scenes they act out are processed using the technological possibilities of video. The live images on the screens are parts of another show that is being performed at the same time on other off-stage sets. Real and simulated Read More

Due danzatori sul palco del teatro con videoproiezione di scultura classica

DELPHI, a cantata / DELFI, cantata

Vicenza, 2016

theatre

I am tired, as if I too belonged to the family of statues and were just as old. Yannis Ritsos   Offered by Studio Azzurro and Moni Ovadia for the first time in 1990, DELPHI, a cantata stages Yannis Ritsos’ short poem Delphi featuring an original score by di Piero Read More