TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
The sense of helplessness and disruption in the contemporary society originates not only from the crisis of an age paralyzed by the shadow of future, but also by a decrease in the perception of reality derived from cushioning of sense, inability in understanding the real value of things and thus incapacity in meeting ourselves and the heart drivers.
“The era of sad passions” as defined by Spinoza, consumes its subjects, adults as well adolescents, with practices of activism able to guarantee a breathless existence but not sufficient to contain the uncertainty fear and the inability to re-found hope. In this grungy frame, love relationships are at a higher risk: they can become surrogate for missing certainty and they can be used to replace existential needs which cannot be satisfied in other ways.
When the darkest part of the self is marked by familiar conditions of absent, confused or disoriented mothers and fathers, the only possible ideology remains the Other. However, since all society parameters are solely based on market rules, the way in which affective relationships are made, fully reproduces the dynamics of consumption, or for convenience.
The search for love takes the form of a laborious and spasmodic pursuit to reach the ownership of the other, as the only possible outlet for inner conflicts. Such a possession does not accept denials or destabilizations and it often feeds on bullying and violence.
|Costume design||Marco Caboni|
|With||Martina Agricoli, Andrè Alma, Ilaria Fratantuono,
Simona Gori, Mattia Solano
|Directed by||Rosanna and Simona Cieri|
Photos by Carlo Pennatini