|Rebus per Ada|
|by Fanny & Alexander and Zapruder filmmakersgroup|
concept: Chiara Lagani and Luigi de Angelis
puzzle consultant: Stefano Bartezzaghi
with Paola Baldini, Marco Cavalcoli, Chiara Lagani, Sara Masotti, Francesca Mazza and with Luigi de Angelis and Nina Muffolini
with texts by Stefano Bartezzaghi, Chiara Lagani, Rodolfo Sacchettini, Nadia Ranocchi, Antonella Sbrilli
sound recordings by Gianluca Lo Presti at Lotostudio in Filetto and by Luigi de Angelis at A.p.A.I. - Casa dell'Arte, Ravenna
The excerpts from Fanny & Alexander's works inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel Ada or ardor, translated in Italian by Margherita Crepax, are used in accordance with Adelphi Edizioni, Milano, and The Vladimir Nabokov Estate. All rights reserved.
Luca Sossella Editore
The video Rebus per Ada, a motion-picture splinter of the project Ada, a family chronicle, inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name, is a game of enigmas in form of obsessive dream throughout the novel itself. The image of dream, after all, is made of solids and voids, like enigmas, rebuses. The artists who intend to place the audience at the centre of that elaborate hallucination which is characteristic of dreams, or at least to bring it to their minds in a really persuasive way, are at the very same time enigmatists and hypnotists: their task is to bring perception to a level of unconditional surrender. At the awakening, dreams will appear like a ciphered language, and their aspect of cryptogram will be suggested by the tale itself, but only in the precise moment preceeding the awakening. The power of game has used up its hypnotic resources, and the other game comes into play: the endless delight of conjecture. It's here that spectators become the authors of their very own dream, peculiarly crossing that novel, Ada or ardor, a family chronicle. After finishing the novel, which really proceeds by enigmas, they will realize that, from the very beginning, it was nothing but the story of their very own dream, and that story had already mysteriously brought them at the extreme edge of the final conjecture; and finally, to be really lived as an enigma, it only needed that deprival, that peripheral and central hole, that precise missing side which spectators themselves were and are.
With thanks to p-bart.com, Electa - Antichità di Maria Carla Costa, Modisteria Anna Maria, Tiro a Segno Nazionale Ravenna, Farmacia Dradi, Oddone Baroncini, Venerina and Adelmo Masotti, Loretta Masotti, Paula Noah de Angelis, Agnese Arevalos, Filippo Zanzani, Anna Maria Bollettieri, Elisabetta Rivalta.
25 May 2006
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29 October 2006
15 September 2007
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14 February 2008