Santa Marta: a neighborhood enclosed by a wall. Isolation or Protection?
Among the washing slung from the lines, the funnels of the cruise ships. A self-managed elderly center, the long-standing question of social-housing.
Who live now in Santa Marta, where formerly use to live (and face) railway workers and dockers?
How can the threads of the speeches interrupted by sirens and cruise ship radar be reconnected?
In a neighborhood where there will be a huge student residence, how do you value the silence?
These are some of the questions that led us to the creation of the Emotive Mapping of Santa Marta, created together with the students participating in our workshop hosted by Teatro Ca’ Foscari
Emotive Mapping is a performative walk and an human specific performance that we develop in collaboration with the local community and the local artists.
The playful nature of the performance aims to re-connect the participants to their familiar surroundings under a different light. It shapes a new, different story. It provides an opportunity to reflect and re-think places and events with an ironic and spontaneous take.
The participants can exercise their own perception. Freely playing with topography and connecting with the imaginative side of their childhood, without fear.
Through the narration and the actions, the participants will eventually be led to dissolve the perception of historical conflicts which for some could still be present and tangible.