A Peasant, a Worker. Marxist economic dogmas
in pidgin English.
A PEASANT, a WORKER, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 bottle of cheap
beer, 2 glasses, hammer, sickle and cigarettes. A ridiculous attempt to a badly rehearsed
play using the language of Capital.
The work has evolved from a series of pieces dealing with the
social transformation undertaken by peasant society in the North of Italy during the past
century. With the establishment of Industrial Capitalism, peasants have been forced to
give up the land and become workers (namely, for FIAT). This has brought a sudden change
of values in a society which had been more or less the same for the past 4 centuries.
These changes, being set in global industrialisation processes have hardly been grasped by
the local peasant-worker. A similar attitude has been reserved to the proposed
interpretations of Capitalism, in particular Marxism. In this performance we have
assimilated the feelings of our peasant-worker fathers to our attempts of grasping the
language of Capital - english, while it was forced-taught to us in the village school when
we were kids.
Falce & Martello,
Prosciutto & Vomito
Il contadino e l'operaio e una birra sul
tavolo. Dialogo da prima lezione d'inglese sui principi economici marxisti.
L'azione era recitata su un dialogo
preparato a grandi linee e discusso durante l'azione stessa.
Lenght: 3 min
Format: Hi8 / Lo-band U-Matic