HELLO STRANGER - The Book

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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 chro- nological 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 com- pany, 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. Interventions by: Wlodek Goldkorn (introduction), Silvia Bottiroli, Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Didier Plassard, Fabio Acca and Silvia Mei, Oliviero Ponte di Pino, Melanie Joseph, Matthieu Goery, Jean-Louis Perrier.

With a contribution of: Silvia Calderoni, Meijin Wang, David Zamagni, Emanuela Villagrossi, Marc Russel, Felipe Ribeiro, Eva Geatti, Dany Greggio, Vladimir Aleksic, Luigi De Angelis, Luca Scarlini, Tilmann Broszat, Marco Bertozzi, Silvia Fanti e Daniele Gasparinetti, Tom Walker, Ilenia Caleo, Mohamed Alì Ltaief, Dama, Brad Burgess, Alexia Sarantopoulou, Markus Öhrn…