MDLSX by MOTUS (teaser)
Video production by ALBAMADA
Executive producer Andrea Ricciardi
d.o.p. Iolanda di Bonaventura
filmakers Enrico Parenti, Giacomo de Biase
editing Iolanda di Bonaventura
color grading Giacomo de Biase
sound mix Stefano Marotta, Iolanda Di Bonaventura
with Silvia Calderoni
direction Enrico Casagrande & Daniela Nicolò
dramaturgy Daniela Nicolò & Silvia Calderoni
sounds Enrico Casagrande in collaboration with Paolo Panella & Damiano Bagli
light and video Alessio Spirli
production Elisa Bartolucci & Valentina Zangari
foreigner distribution Lisa Gilardino
Tour Manager Ilaria Mancia
production Motus 2015 in collaboration with La Villette - Résidence d’artistes 2015 Paris, Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival ljubljana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Marche Teatro.
MDLSX is an explosive sound device, a lysergic and solitary hymn to the freedom of becoming, to gender b(l)ending, to being otherthan the borders of the body, skin colour, sexual organs, being other than an imposed or acquired nationality, a belonging to a Fatherland. Rosi Braidotti in “On Becoming Europeans” talked of “an open belonging to Multiplicities”, a text that suggests a post-nationalist identity… And MDLSX aims at going beyond categories - the artistic ones, too.
It is Silvia Calderoni's “outrageous“ theatrical trip, who – after 10 years with Motus – experiments a D-jay/ Vj Set like format.
Autobiographical bits and literary evocations come together, and MDLSX, by blurring fiction and reality, swings from Gender Trouble to Undoing Gender. We quote Judith Butler who, with Donna Haraway's A cyborg Manifesto, Paul B. Preciado's Manifeste Contra-sexuel and other bits of the kaleidoscopic universe of Queer, weaves the background of this Monster-Performance.
"The change needed is so profound that it is impossible to say. So deep that says it is unimaginable. But the impossible is to come. And the unthinkable is due". (“Feminism is not a humanism”, Paul B. Preciado)