concept and realization
Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl
sound space technical production
Area Drama RSI
Lara Persia, Angelo Sanvido
editing and mix
Trickster-p / Cinema Teatro Chiasso / Teatro Pan Lugano / Teatro Sociale As.Li.Co. Como
in collaboration with Radiotelevisione svizzera-Rete Due
installation in 9 rooms, one prologue and one epilogue
Fairytales belong to a deeply intimate and personal territory that defies age. Trickster-p again takes a fairytale as a theme, in order to work on a subject that belongs to the collective imaginary, disregarding facts to dive into a universe of images, memories and sensations evoked by the story.
.h.g. is a reading – and revision – of the classical fairy tale of Hänsel and Gretel, in the shape of an installation where theatre and visual arts merge. The spectator walks through 9 different physical-sensory rooms accompanied and guided by earphones. Each room is a world on its own, a passage into universes suspended halfway between reality and dream: here the mind slips into the imaginary and the external spectator becomes integral part of the experience. The installation evolves along the points of rupture and intersection of the story, in search of the links between the world of childhood and the world of adulthood.
Hänsel and Gretel is a beastly, cruel and merciless story
It is a story made of sounds and silences
It is a story of bones and flesh, of food and hunger
It is a story about home, then about forest, then again home
It is the story of two children who go into the thick of the forest holding hands
It is a story with both a clean and ferocious smell.
Suspended between ferocity and childlike lightness, .h.g. strives to be an experience both aesthetical and sensorial.
Pro Helvetia - Swiss arts council /
DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - Fondo Swisslos /
Migros kultur-prozent /
Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art /
Ernst Göhner Stiftung /
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation