Margherita Landi

Stalk me not

2018

by and with Margherita Landi

The skin is a thin sheet of fabric that wraps around the body. Physiologically it is a rather simple organ; from a social and psychological point of view, it is a highly complex organ. The skin is a boundary between the external and internal worlds, the environment, and one’s self. (David Le Breton)

“Stalk me not” is a way to give a concrete sign of the pain of a stalking experience on the skin. Not to be looked into the eyes, but spied on the body. The feeling of the soul’s rapture, private life, confusion, and darkness. The sense of guilt for the female body has attracted the wrong attention, the desire to destroy it to get rid of it. The attempt to show the scars of psychological violence that society does not recognize, but perhaps tracing them on bare skin is impossible not to look at.

Through symbolic scenes, the performance aims to retrace some of the central stages of the lived experience. The intent is to make the psychological violence concrete, giving it a physical, and psychological weight that has not been perpetrated only by the stalker himself, but also, and above all, by those people who have simulated, doubted, or overturned violence by giving the blame the naivety or ambiguity with which women are thought to behave

about her wounds welcoming them with pride and transforming them into beauty and uniqueness. A message for all women who are afraid and have not been protected, an affirmation of the potential for healing and transformation that can ensue.

The work was presented as an excerpt in “Periferika Performing Art Place” and in “La musica in corpo” in an extended version with music by Finaz and voice / lyrics by Giancarlo Cauteruccio, video scenography by Massimo Bevilacqua at the Tenax Theater.

with the support of TSKRYPTON

Stalk me not

2018

by and with Margherita Landi

The skin is a thin sheet of fabric that wraps around the body. Physiologically it is a rather simple organ; from a social and psychological point of view, it is a highly complex organ. The skin is a boundary between the external and internal worlds, the environment, and one’s self. (David Le Breton)

“Stalk me not” is a way to give a concrete sign of the pain of a stalking experience on the skin. Not to be looked into the eyes, but spied on the body. The feeling of the soul’s rapture, private life, confusion, and darkness. The sense of guilt for the female body has attracted the wrong attention, the desire to destroy it to get rid of it. The attempt to show the scars of psychological violence that society does not recognize, but perhaps tracing them on bare skin is impossible not to look at.

Through symbolic scenes, the performance aims to retrace some of the central stages of the lived experience. The intent is to make the psychological violence concrete, giving it a physical, and psychological weight that has not been perpetrated only by the stalker himself, but also, and above all, by those people who have simulated, doubted, or overturned violence by giving the blame the naivety or ambiguity with which women are thought to behave

about her wounds welcoming them with pride and transforming them into beauty and uniqueness. A message for all women who are afraid and have not been protected, an affirmation of the potential for healing and transformation that can ensue.

The work was presented as an excerpt in “Periferika Performing Art Place” and in “La musica in corpo” in an extended version with music by Finaz and voice / lyrics by Giancarlo Cauteruccio, video scenography by Massimo Bevilacqua at the Tenax Theater.

with the support of TSKRYPTON

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