publication. Motus
by Damiani editore

25 years of MOTUS [Bologna, October – December 2016] is the special project promoted by Comune di Bologna and Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione with the contribution of Regione Emilia Romagna – Assessorato alla Cultura, realized thanks to the cooperation of many cultural operators of the area. HELLO STRANGER is also the title of the book by and on Motus published by Damiani Editore in Bologna. With an introduction by Wlodek Goldkorn, it is an “atlas of images” taken from almost a hundred performances by Motus, as well as an atlas of textual fragments. In no chronological or historiographical order, it rather has a rhizomatic and exploded nature, that does not hide Motus’s passion for the art of deflagrations… The composing pillar is the actor’s body as a feeling machine, as the sacred-foreign guest with whom we have fought, built, destroyed and transformed the sign of their artistic doing, without interruptions. These words are like a polyphonic soundtrack, made of short pieces by the company, artists, curators: travel companions in that “theatre for gangs and solitary predators,” as Antonio Attisani prophetically defined it in the early 1990s.

The book HELLO STRANGER, created by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, graphic composition by Damir Jellici, curated by Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, coordinated by Elisa Bartolucci with the assistance of Federico Magli. Interventions by: Wlodek Goldkorn (introduction), Silvia Bottiroli, Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Jean-Louis Perrier, Fabio Acca and Silvia Mei, Oliviero Ponte di Pino, Melanie Joseph, Matthieu Goeury, Didier Plassard. And the contribution of: Tom Walker, Meiyin Wang, David Zamagni, Luca Scarlini, Dany Greggio, Nicoletta Fabbri, Luigi De Angelis, Damiano Bagli, Eva Geatti, Felipe Ribeiro, Mohamedali Ltaief (Dali), Tilmann Broszat, Marco Bertozzi, Emanuela Villagrossi, Silvia Fanti, Silvia Calderoni, Vladimir Aleksic, Francesco Montanari, Brad Burgess.