HELLO STRANGER is the title of the book by and about Motus published by Damiani Editore in Bologna, on the occasion of the special project promoted by Comune di Bologna and Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione with the contribution of Regione Emilia Romagna – Assessorato alla Cultura

Opened by an introduction by Wlodek Goldkorn, it is an “atlas of images” taken from nearly a hundred performances by Motus, as well as an atlas of textual fragments. It has no chronological order, it rather has a rhizomatic and exploded nature, which reveals Motus’s passion for the art of deflagrations…

The composing pillar is the actor’s body as a feeling machine, as the sacred-foreign guest with whom Motus has fought, built, destroyed and transformed the sign of its artistic mark. These words are like a polyphonic soundtrack, made of short pieces by the company, friends, artists, curators: travel companions in that “theatre for gangs and solitary predators,” as Antonio Attisani prophetically defined it in the early 1990s.

The book HELLO STRANGER, created by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, graphic composition by Damir Jellici, curated by Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, coordinated by Elisa Bartolucci with the assistance of Federico Magli.

Interventions by: Wlodek Goldkorn (introduction), Silvia Bottiroli, Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Jean-Louis Perrier, Fabio Acca and Silvia Mei, Oliviero Ponte di Pino, Melanie Joseph, Matthieu Goeury, Didier Plassard.

And the contribution of: Tom Walker, Meiyin Wang, David Zamagni, Luca Scarlini, Dany Greggio, Nicoletta Fabbri, Luigi De Angelis, Damiano Bagli, Eva Geatti, Felipe Ribeiro, Mohamedali Ltaief (Dali), Tilmann Broszat, Marco Bertozzi, Emanuela Villagrossi, Silvia Fanti, Silvia Calderoni, Vladimir Aleksic, Francesco Montanari, Brad Burgess.

The book was presented on Sunday 29th January 2017 at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, in the context of ART CITY Bologna, the institutional programme of exhibitions, events and initiatives born from the collaboration between Comune di Bologna and Bologna Fiere.

The book will be on sale everywhere the company will perform, during the staging period.

It is also available at:

The Book Room – Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN)
Libreria Riminese – Rimini
Corraini MAMbo – Bologna
Centro Pecci – Prato
Libreria Tuba – Roma
Altroquando – Roma
La Feltrinelli – Roma (Galleria Alberto Sordi e Largo Torre Argentina)
Libreria del Teatro Corte – Genova
L’Amico Ritrovato – Genova
Bookshop teatro Elfo Puccini – Milano
Libreria Internazionale Hoepli – Milano
Rizzoli Galleria – Milano
Books Import – Milano
Triennale Store – Milano
Corraini in Piccolo – Milano
Easy Reader – Palermo
Ubik – Napoli
Libreria Friuli – Udine
La Biennale – Venezia

Gorki Theater – Berlin [DE]
Theatre de Vidy – Lausanne [CH]
The Theatre Centre – Toronto [CA]
La MaMa Theatre Club – New York [US]
La Rose des Vents – Villeneuve d’Ascq [FR]
Culturgest  – Lisbona [PT]
Le Monfort bookshop – Villeneuve d’Ascq [FR]