by Alex Cecchetti
performers Alex Cecchetti, Marisa Anconelli, Luca Mazzamauro
thanks for the collaboration La Truccheria Bologna, Coro Arcanto Bologna
produced by Xing/Raum
with the support of Institut Français Italia
in the frame of LA FRANCIA IN SCENA
Thursday November 10 at 10 PM
RAUM - via Ca' Selvatica 4/D - Bologna
Tamam Shud is conceived and designed for Raum in three languages -as many sets of the story- in a schizophrenic identity vortex worn by the same author. The performance is a post mortem investigation of the victim on his own assassination. In this dark and grotesque stand-up comedy the artist is accompanied by two singers.
"I am dead. My body has been found in 2014, somewhere between Los Angeles and Warsaw, dismembered. Murder, accident, suicide, detectives haven’t found anything relevant, my identity is still unknown and me also, I don’t remember much. This is why I have decided to investigate over my own death myself. The labels of the clothes, fingerprints, and the number on the shoes have been carefully unstitched, deleted, washed, bleached, and delivered to oblivion. Nothing can be used for identification. Only clue, in a secret pocket sewn inside my trousers, detectives have recovered a fragile piece of paper torn from the pages of a book, written there, the words Tamam Shud, ‘this is the end’. Experts and antiquaries were consulted: those are the last two words with which ends the Rubaiyat, an ancient book of esoteric poems by the Persian erudite Omar Khayyam. What the hell have I to do with poetry and secret pockets? I don’t even know how to stitch a button."