Goodnight, Peeping Tom
Designed and created by Chiara Bersani
with Chiara Bersani, Marta Ciappina, Marco D’Agostin, Matteo Ramponi
light design / dramaturgical advice: Luca Poncetta
administrative counseling: Chiara Fava
photographic collaboration: Giulia Agostini
video: Alice Brazzit
produced by Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio (LU)
winner of the tender “Assemblaggi Provvisori”
with the support of Gender Bender Festival (BO), Corpoceleste_C.C.00#, DanceB (MI).
Underlying all behaviour and sexual desire is a sentimental thrust, a romantic request: this is the thesis behind Goodnight, peeping Tom, latest work by Chiara Bersani. Beginning from the legend of Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, a reflection on the performative form of the body as a “political entity”, which is formed and transformed in contact with the gaze of others and society. A subject that is very dear to the artist, who suffers from a form of imperfect osteogenesis. Here her reflection widens out onto sexuality and its stereotypes: “disabled people seen as asexual, the elderly perceived as devoid of eroticism, homosexuals to whom a dissolute life is frequently attributed”.