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CONCEPT > Dario La Stella, Valentina Solinas
PRODUCTION > Senza Confini Di Pelle
COLLABORACTION > Ricerca_X, University of Turin, Piemonte dal Vivo

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- which is the relation between human and space?
- how does human transform the space? and how does the space transform the human?
- is the space made by boundaries?
- what is the boundary? Is it made of matter or is an abstract idea?
- is a boundary required for identity?
- which is the identity of a place? Is it made by the behaviour of its inhabitants?

If the biological nature of the human is to be a transformer (constantly processes of transformation happen into the body: some elements go in and, after a chemical transformation, go out), can we say that the priority activity of the human is to transform matter? And if we consider the matter as space, can we consider ourselves like space transformers?

We are space that produces space.

Constantly human behaviour transforms the space around. The geological transformation of the space is the first concrete and visible act of the human behaviour. In fact each action is a space transformation if we consider the matter as space. So also when we are eating and walking we transform the space like the animals. Differently from animals, the space transformed by human has a “stronger borders” in contrast with the environment around (the plastic matter for example). The artificial space enters in conflict with the natural space. New spaces are constantly produced creating accumulation and pollution. We are the space we produce. Another kind of space only produced by human is the virtual space always connected with the concrete space. The Web produces Silicon Valley. Imagination creates concrete space. Human has firstly imagined the space of fly (Icarus) and after centuries of evolution it has created concretely that space (aeroplane - wingsuit).


Where does your border arrive? Is the look a border? ... Is the suspension a border?

The border spread and draw back constantly, like the wind over the bridges upsets certitudes.

Which is the border of my body? ... Is it its skin? Its senses?

An unlimited body is a body that continuously invents new spaces

The constant migratory flux of populations around the world, through centuries of displacements, draws a map of always new boundaries, defended in the name of identity, of a community (a Nation or a people). To defend a boundary means to defend an idea, a culture, an invention.

We use maps to defend our identities, we draw imaginary lines that become walls. Map becomes the first instrument to represent the space that we produce, a fundamental device to define the belonging of our identity. In this sense the map is a tool that allows to dominate the space where the identity is projected.
Narrative maps that tell the rhetoric of power, narrative landscapes that tell mythological stories of great conquests, circumnavigations, caravanserais, crusades, terror, love, dead, brotherhood, ownership, faith, ancestral stories of which present and past can only draw new lines telling always the same story: a story made of questions for whom there isn’t answer but always new shades; and also stories of our own narrative map done by emotions bound to places that tell about us, about who we are.

Which space is produced by performing arts?

The space of a body that inquires the present, narrative maps in continuous becoming, configurations on the move.