RICCARDO FAZI AND MATTEO NUCCI

February 9 > 14 2021

Riccardo Fazi
 


What does it mean for you to inhabit a space during a residency period?

 

There are many ways of living in a space during a period of residency. Sometimes all you need is a small space for a desk, other times the highest fly tower feels insufficient. It depends on when the residency takes place and on the people you're sharing the space/time of your research with. You tend to inhabit a research space the same way you'd live in the world, the ground rules are the same for me; the same, yet distant and mirrored as though you were seeing them through a looking glass.


How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

My work and research space feeds on dialogue with the space of others. Others are almost everything, especially on this occasion. 

What does it mean for you to inhabit a space during a residency period?

 

There are many ways of living in a space during a period of residency. Sometimes all you need is a small space for a desk, other times the highest fly tower feels insufficient. It depends on when the residency takes place and on the people you're sharing the space/time of your research with. You tend to inhabit a research space the same way you'd live in the world, the ground rules are the same for me; the same, yet distant and mirrored as though you were seeing them through a looking glass.


Define “care” in three words

Care is a gesture, three verbs come to mind: listening, loving and nurturing



 

Matteo Nucci

What does it mean for you to inhabit a space during a residency period?

 

Space is infinite and shapeless, like time. Residing means shaping a space. The period is the time that one shapes together with the space, before both disappear.

 

How would you define the space of your work and research? What will you investigate on this occasion?

 

My work is solitary and it shapes space and time in the places in which I wake up and start writing. My research is solitary and shapes space and time in the places in which I start travelling in the afternoon. I shall be exploring how to shape space and time in the company of an artist who uses a different stylistic vocabulary from me.

 

Define “care” in three words

 

Exploration. Listening. Protection.


 

Riccardo Fazi is a dramaturg and sound designer. He is author of theatrical shows, performances, radio works and other new formats of exploration of sound in relation to the story.  
In 2006 he founds together with Claudia Sorace the company Muta Imago: since then he realizes the dramaturgy and the sound for all the works of the company that are presented in Italy, Europe and Middle East. He teaches sound dramaturgy at the Faculty of Architecture of the Sapienza University in Rome.


Matteo Nucci is a roman writer (1970),who published three novels with Ponte alle Grazie: Sono comuni le cose degli amici (2009, shortlist Premio Strega), Il toro non sbaglia mai (2011), E' giusto obbedire alla notte (2017, shortlist Premio Strega). With Einaudi, beside a translation Plato's Symposium (2009), he published two narrative studies about homeric heroes: Le lacrime degli eroi (2013) and Achille e Odisseo. La ferocia e l'inganno (2020). Another narrative study, L'abisso di Eros, appeared with Ponte alle Grazie in 2018. His short stories have been published by literary reviews and collective books. His travel reportage appear regularly in Il Venerdì di Repubblica and L'Espresso and are published online by minima et moralia. He's the curator of a site about bullfighting culture: www.uominietori.it