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04.12.2021

DA Lì - Soft Self-portrait with Moving

By Lunaparco Theatre

Is it possible to talk in a play about what feelings art can arouse in our souls? Is it possible to say, without falling into rhetoric, what importance art can have in our existence? Is it possible to tell, without bordering on psychoanalysis, how, in our case, everything can start from a painting by Salvador Dali?

A man is moving house. It is his umpteenth move. We don't know why he is moving, but we do know that every time he does it is an opportunity to get rid of everything that has represented something up to that moment and that no longer makes sense to keep. But there is a poster, a reproduction of a painting by Salvador Dali, Soft Self-portrait with fried bacon, which, despite the fact that it was removed from the walls of the house some time ago - indeed, it has never been hung - and despite the fact that it is now yellowed and ruined and therefore to be thrown away, confronts our protagonist with something that is clearly not yet resolved, something that has yet to pass the scrutiny of his conscience. Here, then, is his passion for Salvador Dali, whose exhibition he had seen in Barcelona many years before; of whom he knew nothing before that exhibition; of whom he had been struck without really knowing why. On his return from that trip, he began to study the life and works of the famous artist and searched his house for the right wall to hang a reproduction of the painting that had made such an impression on him. Yet, after several attempts, he had decided not to hang it. That image disturbed him. It was not at all reassuring.

In front of a work by Salvador Dali, one can feel anything, but one is certainly not indifferent. Perhaps because what we see affects us much more than we think, perhaps because it touches a raw nerve, something that lingers within us without finding a way out. His famous phrase The difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad says a lot about his level of awareness. By telling about Dali, it is perhaps possible to tell a little about ourselves and what goes on in the depths of our souls.

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