venerdì 29 gennaio 2016

About signs and transitions

"About sign and transitions" is a performance by the theatre group "Oltre quella sedia", with the cooperation of Vittorio Simonovich. It approaches a very sad chapter in European history: the euthanasia program (Aktion T4) carried on by the Nazis against incurably ill and physically or mentally disabled people, starting from september 1939. The program was officially discontinued in 1941, but killings continued until the end of the war, in 1945. As a result, more than 200.000 people, considered by the Nazis "lives unworthy of life", were killed during World War II. 
The performance, which was on stage on 27th January, is really touching and raises a question that will never have an answer: WHY?



Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia
Oltre quella sedia

giovedì 21 gennaio 2016

Welcome to the Academy of Madness

Dear friends,
I'm glad to introduce to you the "Academy of madness", a very special theatre group which, since the 70's, has been carrying on an important cultural project among people suffering of mental disease. As  Claudio Misculin, the director, says: "The madman can become an artistic talent, if only he is offered the possibility of exploring and performing other masks, different from the unique and over determined mask of the diseased man."
Last tuesday a crew of RAI, Italy's national public broadcasting company, came to Trieste and filmed  different situations related to the psychiatric reality in the town. Also Academy's actors where involved, while they were rehearsing some scenes of the piece: "I'm God and I don't want to heal".
As explained by Adriana Pannitteri, the RAI's journalist assigned to cover the story, the purpose of the filming in Trieste is to collect scenes and material for a documentary about the psychiatric assistance all over Italy. The documentary will air on RAI 1 in spring 2016.

So good luck to Adriana and good luck to the Academy of Madness: you are my angels!

That's all



Accademia della follia
Accademia della follia
Accademia della follia Dario Kuzma Claudio Misculin



My angels

Nik
Daniela
Bruna
Accademia della follia Giuseppe Feminiano
Pino
Accademia della follia Dario Kuzma
Dario
Accademia della follia Claudio Misculin
Claudio
Beppe

giovedì 24 dicembre 2015

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

With these pictures, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. May it bring you peace, joy and love.

Pics were taken in the Christmas Crib Museum in Servola (Trieste), which holds about 600 different works, made of paper, wood, wax, polystyrene, shells, cardboard, cork, terra-cotta, etc... It's a real treat for the eyes.



Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola
Presepe Museo Servola

venerdì 11 dicembre 2015

Living near a derelict steel works

People living near an old and derelict iron foundry are well aware of the meaning of words like "smoke", "dust", "iron", "carbon", "noise". Unfortunately some of them know just as well the meaning of "allergies", asthma", "chronic bronchopaty", "lung failure", "cancer".
In fact this post is not aimed at them but at those who still don't know or don't understand that living near a derelict steel works may be a nightmare, from many points of view (you can read some stories here, here, here and here).
I cannot depict the noise, I cannot depict the smell, I cannot depict the lung failure, I can just show you what my eyes saw in the past two months in Trieste.
That's all.





Valmaura Trieste Ferriera
Servola Ferriera Trieste Fumo
Valmaura Fumo Ferriera
Servola Fumo Ferriera
Servola Fumo Ferriera Notte
Ferriera Servola Altoforno Fumo Notte
Ferriera Servola Fumo Notte Cokeria
Ferriera Servola Fumo Cokeria Giorno
Servola Caligine Abitazione
Valmaura Caligine Tapparelle
Valmaura caligine mano
Servola Caligine Piedi Cellulare
Servola inalatore cortisonico per asma