Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi

Between Me and P.

10€; 7€ (under 30 – over 60)


11th September | 10:15 pm
12th September | 8:15 pm
La Pelanda – Studio 1

In Italian with overtitles in English

Between Me and P. rises from the strong need to take back hold of a true family story. Pietro disappeared voluntarily in 1987 at the age of 22, leaving behind no traces. After twenty-five years Filippo, his younger brother, started a long research aimed at approaching to his figure and understanding what brought him to the decision to disappear. The research is an attempt to cast light on a silent and pervasive absence, and its scenic elaboration is a chance to tell a story that speaks deeply to our individual and collective present. Through half-light and the projector’s light Between Me and P. creates a dialogue between the visual and audio materials of an archive, the video processing by the artist and his scenic presence. Filippo sits behind a desk and operates on the computer, the scanner and on the materials contained in a big folder, while the audience follows the narration through the projection which reproduces the computer screen. It shows texts being typed, windows of the digital archive, video and audio files that contain pictures taken by Pietro, testimonies given by friends and family members, footage and editings by the artist. A picture of Pietro is outlined step by step, ajar aspects of the story come out and his decision to leave everything behind becomes readable. Throughout the performace Filippo sets on the ground objects coming from the archive: vintage pictures, books and other materials are used to build the scenic space in which he will try, as the final act of a ritual, to bring back to the body what was long hidden in daily life.

Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi was born in Locarno in 1982. He grew up and studied in Milan, where he graduated in Philosophy with a thesis about The Role of Passions and Violence in Greek Tragedy. He worked as Assistant Director of Marco Bechis for the documentary Il sorriso del capo (The Smile of the Leader, 2011), in collaboration with Istituto Luce, and in the web-series Il rumore della Memoria (The Noise of Memory, 2014). He assisted Iacopo Patierno in the realization of the web-series for the italian-mozambican project Il teatro fa bene (Theatre So Good, 2016) and directs works as videomaker. Since 2012 he begins an education in performative theatre, following the laboratories by Teatro delle Moire and working as technician of theatre projects. In 2016 he debuted at Danae Festival with Between Me and P., later presented at Santarcangelo Festival 2017.

by and with Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi
tutor Daria Deflorian in the framework of the residency at Officina Lachesi LAB
accompaniment to the realization Alessandra De Santis e Attilio Nicoli Cristiani
accompaniment to the choreography Cinzia Delorenzi
project’s assistents Clara F. Crescini, Sara Gambini Rossano, Francesca S. Perilli
production Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi, Teatro delle Moire / Danae Festival – 2016
with the support of ZONA K