Book is a Book is a Book
This show is available in French and on request in the following languages: German, English and Italian.
↘ Le samedi 19.02, les représentations de 17:00 et 20:15 font partie de la soirée performance.
Trickster-p’s entire work is characterised by a particular theatrical language that brings together different disciplines. New formats are thus created for each new project, always placing the audience’s experience at the forefront. While the duo has often explored spatial dimensions through visual arts, scenography or architecture, with Book is a Book is a Book, the artists are interested in text, graphics and literature to explore the universe of the book as a means of expression. In this performance, the audience, equipped with headphones, turns the pages of a book that describes a journey made of words and images. Mixed with the sounds and light variations of the surrounding space, it invites the audience to abandon itself to the pleasure of the imagination. Book is a Book is a Book is a journey in the mind and with the mind. – far° Nyon
Trickster-p arises out of the encounter of Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl and is intended as an artistic research project which pushes at the boundaries of different art forms.
Initially their research focused specifically on the centrality and physicality of the performer; as time went on, their focus has shifted from a more narrow definition of theatre to include expressions that transgress genre boundaries, both conceptually and formally resulting from the mixture of extremely heterogeneous artistic media.
Cristina Galbiati and Ilija Luginbühl’s poetics is an invitation for the spectators to open up their perceptive space and create their own reality on the boundaries between inner vision and outer sight.
Their works include performances and installations translated into numerous languages and presented in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, among them: Book is a Book is a Book (2020), Nettles (2018), Twilight_choreography for the dying light (2016), Sights (2014), B_ Audio walk through a labyrinth of mortality freely adapted from Snow White (2012), .h.g. (2009), Come una preghiera (2007), La vita: avvertenze e modalità d’uso (2005). Along with the artistic work, Trickster-p channelled its experimental vocation by creating la casa del tabacco, a space of creation and experimentation in the village of Novazzano, few kilometres away from the Italian-Swiss border and current base of Trickster project.
Concept and realization : Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl
Voice : Gabriella Sacco (Italian and English version) / Dorit Ehlers (German version) / Liliane Hodel (French version)
Dramaturg : Simona Gonella
Artistic collaboration : Yves Regenass
Original soundscape : Zeno Gabaglio
Editing and mixing : Lara Persia – Lemura Recording Studio
Graphic design : Studio CCRZ
Assistance and illustrations : Arianna Bianconi
IT implementation : Roberto Mucchiut
Trailer : Giulia Lenzi
Production : Trickster-p / LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
Co-production : far° Nyon / Theater Chur / ROXY Birsfelden / TAK Theater Liechtenstein / BLICKWECHSEL – Festival am / Puppentheater Magdeburg / FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts
Supported by Pro Helvetia – Fondazione svizzera per la cultura / DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos
Municipio di Novazzano / Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL / Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden - Swisslos / Percento culturale Migros / Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA) / Landis & Gyr Stiftung / Stiftung Dr. Valentin Malamoud
Schweizerische Stiftung für den Doron Preis / Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur / Fondazione Winterhalter / Anny Casty-Sprecher Stiftung