The Walk of the Invisibles
19 October, premiere
by the Teatro Valle at MAXXI
19 and 20 October, 20.15 – 21 October, 17.15 – show for the public
a project curated by the Education Department
The national premiere of the new work by Riccardo Caporossi, Mendel, will be staged at MAXXI, produced by the renowned Italian avant-garde theatrical pairing, Rem & Cap Proposte.
The work takes its cue from a short-story by Stefan Zweig, Mendel dei libri (“Mendel of the Books”), the story of a brilliant, arrogant collector of books in a parallel world, a bibliophile who lives in a café in a city, over which looms the figure of Solingo, a character-mask invented and played by Riccardo Caporossi.
Mendel never appears on stage. Two figures, Signor Z. and the toilet janitor, evoke his presence and tell his stories as eye-witnesses in the museum’s suggestive Gallery 5, transformed into a “metaphysical” Games Room in which billiards and chess players and young waiters interact in a simple setting.
THE WALK OF THE INVISIBLES
19 October 2012 – premier
in collaboration with the Teatro Valle Occupato
An installation/performance conceived by Ricccardo Caporossi that involves a “walk”, from the Teatro Valle to MAXXI, passing by way of Piazza del Popolo. Artists, ordinary people and tourists will alternate relay-like along the route, transporting a multitude of shoes: on a tray held in their hands or made to “walk” along a guide on the ground. It is the shoes that evoke the invisibles: ordinary people defenceless in the face of an oppressive system, the marginalized, the anonymous victims of war.
Riccardo Caporossi, sketch for the show ‘Mendel’
The show will be preceded by workshops/open rehearsals. Museum visitors will therefore be able to follow, amidst installations and works of contemporary art, the development of a show as day-by-day it takes on its definitive form.
Staging Riccardo Caporossi
Production Club Teatro Rem & Cap Proposte
With Daria Deflorian, Vincenzo Preziosa, Riccardo Caporossi and Andrea Cardinali, Alessandro Caruso, Emiliano Marini, Giada Oliva, Lorenzo Salandri, Raffaele Vermiglio, 2 billiards players, 2 chess players, 6 people-characters
Lights Nuccio Marino
14 October 2021 > 24 October 2021
19 October 2021 > 20 October 2021
20 October 2021
21 October 2021
22 October 2021