Paolo Fresu - Gabriele Marchesini - Javier Girotto
trumpet, flugelhorn - acting voice - saxophones
from the book of the same name by Massimo Carlotto
photographs by Anna Marceddu
direction by Stefano Tassinari
It is the staging from the book of the same name by Massimo Carlotto Le irregolari (published from and/or) originally curated and directed by Stefano Tassinari, today dead, dedicated to the happening of the Argentinian desaparecidos linked to the military dictatorship of the years 1976-1983 and to the activities of the mothers and grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. The book, which plays on the fusion of a fiction part and another one modeled on the romance/reportage genre, tells the story of an Italian forty-year-old man, who arrives in Buenos Aires on the trail of an anarchical grandfather exiled in Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century, and he randomly comes into contact with the tragedy of the desaparecidos, victims of the military dictatorship which governed the south American country between 1976 and 1983.
The protagonist is accompanied each night in a sort of “Buenos Aires Horror Tour” on a bus driven by a survivor who, from time to time, leads him in front of houses where the missing people lived, by telling their personal story and that one of their kidnapping.
The show (which made its debut in 1999) is based on some of these stories, entrusted to the readings of the actor and director of Bologna Gabriele Marchesini, with the support of musical pieces composed and live played by Paolo Fresu and the Argentinian saxophonist Javier Girotto and visually accompanied by one hundred of slides made by the photographer Anna Marceddu. The images – which slide on a screen behind the actor and the musicians – depict other pictures of desaparecidos, some of which taken from their identity cards and others from their familiar contexts.