Another perspective […] is defined, that is to work at the same time on that part constitutive of an artistic process more linked to culture, image, the part which we define literary. It becomes the material for other forms through which you can undertake a different path of art and knowledge, which passes through the other horn of the crossroads, through the accursed side.
(Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio, La parte maledetta, in Teatro Akropolis. Testimonianze ricerca azioni XI, pp. 121-122)
The accursed side. Journey to the edge of theatre, the new project of Akropolis Theater, concerns the creation of a cycle of documentary films dedicated to some protagonists of art and culture who, traveling along roads often very distant from each other, have come to undermine the idea of stage and performativity itself. They have come to cross those edges beyond which the system of specialist distinctions of the various disciplines loses meaning: dance, theater, philosophy, literature reveal themselves for what they are, a series of representations that draw from a common demand of sense.
The accursed side. Journey to the edge of theatre is a series of author’s portraits, stories dedicated to some artists, performers, philosophers, scholars who, in the last ten years, have shared a stretch of their journey with Akropolis Theater.
The project takes its shape precisely in this time period, when theater has to propose a parallel (but not alternative) working perspective to the production of live shows. The proposal is that of an alternative to the video recording of the performances, a project which collects all the literary, poetic and iconographic ramifications which proceed from the encounter and comparison of the protagonists of each film with the scene and with the performative act.