an installation by Paola Bianchi and Silvia Parlagreco

devices and video editing LACCIUGA
sound editing Paola Bianchi
translation Daniela Fatone, Luigi Marinelli, Ludmila Ryba
thanks to Fabio Barovero
production AGAR
in collaboration with Cricoteka – Centre for the documentation of the art of T. Kantor, Kraków | Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Milano | Teatro Verdi – Milano

J’accuse is the title of a paper collage made by Tadeusz Kantor in 1963/64. A vertical line and a horizontal one, creating an asymmetric cross; over the horizontal line there’s an emballages, an envelop attached to the paper with some adhesive tape crosses/intersections; we don’t know its contents. Odysseus’ figure going back his Ithaca, a silent figure, dead, sometimes a dummy, goes through a lot of Kantor’s performances. These two different images overlapped and, in our mind, they became the starting point for our J’accuse.

April 6, 2015 marks 100 years since the birth of Tadeusz Kantor – painter, set designer, art theorist and theatre director. In 2014 Paola Bianchi and Silvia Parlagreco started to work on five radio documentaries about Tadeusz Kantor’s performances. Their radio broadcasts were sent on Rai Radio3. 
2015 – centenary of Tadeusz Kantor’s birth.