Year

2019

Direction and performing:
Raffaella Menchetti
Performer and creation:
Ilaria Vergani Bassi
Direction and dramaturgy assistance:

Josè Miguel Neira

Media arts:

Joaquin Roberto Diaz Duran

Collaborators creators and interpreters live or online:

Jimena Perez Salerno, Marina Suarez Ortiz, Susanne Grau, Paloma Bianchi, Nina Horowitz

A Night with Ramona is
  • To dig into the languages that build the collective imaginary
  • to create an identity from the collective
  • An illusion that arises from reality
  • To find the limit between reality and fiction
  • A reflection on the manipulation of desire

A night with Ramona 3.0

A night with Ramona is an interdisciplinary live performance in which dramaturgy uses performative language to study the “protocol of desire”. 

Ramona Abate is a “Fake” Porn Star existing in the collective unconscious and manifests herself on the World Wide Web. 

Ramona perverts the roles of the dominant / dominated, constrains the games of power, converts religiosity into a different spirituality, pushes the limits of virtual reality on reality and vice versa, investigates the dynamics of control and awakens curiosity and desire in the “viewer / user”. 

Ramona is a performative, experiential and participative critical device that presents an archetypal sexual imaginary as a metaphor of a “contemporary cannibal orgy”. 

Previous presentations of work in progress:
  • Teatros del Canal, MPECV presentation January 2019, Madrid, Spain
  • Si fuese tu , international artistic research seminar of Castilla La Mancha University UCLM, April 2019, Cuenca
  • Kamikaze Artistic Residence, April 2019, Garaion, Basque Country,Spain
  • Reina Sofía Museum, MPECV, June 2019, Madrid, Spain
  • Pradillo Theater, October 2019, Madrid, Spain
Next presentation work in progress:
  • Spazio Recherche, May 2020, Roma, Italy (postponed due to Covid-19)
Letter from Device 1 to Device 2

IF THE TWO DEVICES WOULD TALK TO EACH OTHER… THEN… WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?

What will be the truth: What I see? or what you receive? Which of our realities is the greatest? I have many doubts, I still think, thought of you, of us, of our relationship in the distance. You see what I see on another device with other times.
So you are a flash of me?
Or do we simply live in a common space with different realities? 

With lots of love Yours, Device 1

Project Stats

5

Shows

400

People