HETEROTOPIA OF FEAR
by Roberto Alvim
just like Virgil guided Dante on his journey
here I outline this scenic-cartography
meant to be read above all things as an invitation
so we may tread the paths of the other-place
built by Ana Mazzei]
once upon a time there was a boy
and that boy harbored a deep desire in hisheart:
he wished not just to live
but to find his destiny.
his destiny, he felt
lurked behind a door
an immense, gigantic door.
so the boy headed towards the door:
he left his house
abandoned the safety of his home
and walked toward that dreamt-of door
behind which his destiny awaited him.
after much searching
he found the gigantic door
but there was a guard in front of it...
and since the guard kept silent
the boy decided he would be silent too
and wait for the door to open up
or for the guard to invite him in.
so the boy sat on a rock
and waited there
hours went by
and the hours turned to days
and the days turned to months, years
(by now an old man)
Sat in silence before the gigantic door
all his life.
one day, that old man
who was once a boy seeking his destiny
felt his strength was faltering
and death was very, very near;
struggling in his last breath
the old man mustered the courage anaddressed the guard
for the first time in all his wait:
I am sorry to bother you, but...
the door, this door:
when will it open up?”
the guard looked at the old man, notunderstanding his question
but the old man insisted:
“please, I need an answer...
I have been waiting here for such a longtime....
this door, behind which my destiny awaits;
when will it open up?"
then the guard smiled
and said, his voice filled with tenderness:
it has always been open, always open:
but before he had finished uttering thesewords
the guard realized that the old man
no longer breathed.
the stage – the place of ACTION (DRAMA,in Greek)
for UNREGULATED CONNECTIONS.
only thus will these das ding beACTIVATED:
they depend on us to discover theirmeaning
- but their meaning is similar to that ofschizophrenic-machines
although they have no purpose...
(and this is how they join the verystructure of LIFE)
like a WOODEN HORSE:
to ride it
and to set out towards
like the EYE OF GOD:
realize – omniscience
(in this interzone):
the place of SPEECH
to speak in order to:
1 - conceal our nakedness
2 - mask our isolation
3 - eclipse the devastation that consumesus
4 – invent our own selves
I SPEAK : I EXIST
and only if
in the act of speaking
you notice the HOLE
then penetrate it
and move on to the next scene)
in the scenery
(seeing as this is their territory)
talk in silence:
do you understand?
that is wrong, so so wrong
fear does too, fear always had always willhave its own specific object
(SHADOW 2 smiles)
yes: fear can only exist
(then SHADOW 2
in a Portal:
in another Portal:
in your mental space
(in the darkness of your own self)
the PROLOGUE is death-in-life
ACT I is the chance to dive in
in the INTERMEZZO:
time to learn to swim