Four people on a stage floor. Two of them in the background are wearing shorts, one a shirt, the other a bra and a cap. They are talking. The person in front is naked and turns to face the camera lying down. Another one is half out of the picture.
© Roberta Segata
Four people on a stage floor. Two of them in the background are wearing shorts, one a shirt, the other a bra and a cap. They are talking. The person in front is naked and turns to face the camera lying down. Another one is half out of the picture.
© Roberta Segata
Performance

Silvia Calderoni / Ilenia Caleo

The Present Is Not Enough

Tickets:

15 Euro (conc. 9 Euro, [k]-Karte 7,50 Euro)

Info

Recommended for 16 years and over

Possible triggers: nudity, performative suggestion of sexual acts

Dates

Friday

1/27/23

7:00 PM

k4

60 Min.

Saturday

1/28/23

7:00 PM

k4

60 Min.

A person is lying on his back on the floor. She is naked except for sneakers and socks. The head is laid down on a soft cloth. A bright cone of light can be seen at the level of the face, so that the person's head cannot be seen.
© Ilenia Caleo
Man sieht einen dunklen Raum mit einer Person auf dem Boden. Die Person liegt nur zur Hälfte im Bild. Man kann den Kopf nicht sehen. Die Person trägt untenrum keine Kleidung und hat die Beine angewinckelt. Sie hat ihre Hand zwischen die Beine geklemmt
© Roberta Segata
You see an empty room that is illuminated in blue. A door is open a crack. Bright light comes through the crack. Behind the door you can see a person lying, stretching his arm through the crack into the room.
© Rebecca Lena
In a dark room with blue light, there is a person on the floor. She is on her knees but has her legs stretched in the air and is lying with her head on the floor. She has pulled down her pants.
© Ilenia Caleo
A person is lying on a hard concrete floor. He is dressed only in a pair of short sports shorts. The person is holding a microphone in his hand
© Ilenia caleo
5 people sit and lie on the floor in a relaxed posture. Some support themselves on the floor. They are lightly clothed. One person holds a small bottle in his hand and looks into the camera.
© Rebecca Lena

After the decline of the shipping industry in New York City, the piers stood empty and decayed, but quickly found new life as venues of artistic and sexual expression (cruising) for New York’s gay men. The photographs and accounts from that time bear witness to that brief historical period when queerness could finally be lived with pride and the debauchery of gay sexuality was still untainted by the public stigma of HIV. Together with her performers, the exceptional actress and director Silvia Calderoni and Ilenia Caleo, a researcher in gender studies and a dramaturge, examine the lore of these places with regard to the potential they hold for a community of bodies without norms, which is characterised by a longing search for community, a caring in the midst of strangers, but also by excess and freedom of rules. THE PRESENT IS NOT ENOUGH is the contemplation of a “past that becomes a foretaste of the future”.


A projekt by: Calderoni / Ilenia Caleo Performance: Giacomo AG, Tony Allotta, Silvia Calderoni, Ilenia Caleo, Gabriele Lepera, Fede Morini, Ondina Quadri Support & Production Management: Elisa Bartolucci Dramaturgical Advice: Antonia Ferrante und viele Freund*innen...

Co-production: Azienda Speciale Palaexpo – Mattatoio | Progetto Prender-si Cura, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Kunstencentrum Vooruit vzw (Ghent), Motus Vague

Supported by: progetto residenze coreografiche Lavanderia a Vapore (Torino)

Thanks to: Leonardo Cruciano, Michele Di Stefano, Paola Granato.

Presentation of the first studio: Festival Buffalo (Roma), June 2022 / Centrale Fies apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, June 2022

Supported as part of ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) in the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.