ON THE HUMAN FEELING (Chap.5 ) Souvenir of Bari. Memory of Bari

On the Human feeeling (Chap.5 ) 
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“Souvenir di Bari. Ricordo di Bari”

It is neccessary to recreate the past through the memory in the hope to be objective enough to afterwards shake it off. (Louise Bourgeois)

Bari is added to the cities that have chosen to join the project, and will become the set of a memory ready to re-write with the stories of the participating citizens.

Souvenir from Bari. Memory of Bari is the fifth chapter (dedicated to Bari) of the study On the Human feeling. The work unravels the desire to be part of the community, to be recognised, taking group membership through the tales’ empathy. It is not just a philosophical issue, but it leads to the theme of memory, the human pleasure not to be forgotten, the search for an eternity.

Bari through the memories of those who live there, of those who live or who we just passed. A reconstruction of the city through the memories of the people. A mapping of Bari through feelings. A narrative to find and regain a part of themselves and of the city of Bari through the memories and the eyes of others.
Of those who have seen Bari change and transform, a memory not to forget, a new way to recreate the community “inhabiting” the memories of others and making them their own memories.

Souvenir of  Bari. Memory of Bari a work to tell who was there and who was not. To rebuild a personal journey through the collective memory.

An invitation to share. By joining the community, through the “life stories”, sometimes vaguely nostalgic, other times surreal or cynical, the story is replicated and perpetuated. The fragments help us to reconstruct, as if it was a great drawing where to connect the dots, our personal history and a collective narrative of the experiences shared by the human in relation to the city, where this life has moved and moves, passes, is born and dies and remains in the exhibits we preserve and details we remember and we share here.

Reconnecting with the past. Recovering stories and memories – false memories and – linked to sounds, images, smells that we have stored, that make us reconstruct a personal narrative of the experiences and the city, where life moves, passes, is born and dies.

Souvenir from… Memory of… stems, with autobiographical references, from the arrhythmic path. A fragmented path, made of artefacts and souvenirs, fetishes, dreams, detached pieces of personal history and the history of others in order to reconstruct a hypothetical harmonious family unit.

We are what we remember of having been, we are the consistency and the relationship of our memories with the places, memory as fragile good, perishable. Remembering the ‘dead’ yet speaks, in memory there is eternity, the presence. Forgetting is an attack on the roots, on the identity, it affect the sense of community, the ability to make history.

The memory becomes resistance, it cures the censorship of the death.

creation Officina Orsi
concept and direction Rubidori Manshaft, Paola Tripoli
witnesses green screen videos Marco Ranieri
video editing Rubidori Manshaft
online video and audio Fabio Cinicola
texts Roberta Dori Puddu
voice Roberto Corradino
production: Officina Orsi
within Teatrical Season 2017/2018 – Municipality of Bari/Teatro Pubblico Pugliese
with collaboration: Punti Cospicui – Bari, Accademia del Cinema dei ragzzi di Enziteto, Spazio 13
thank to Tindaro Granata