The Heroine’s Journey of Maria Pigatto

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Never-ending and ever-changing research about myself and the world. I love the fact of predicting the future keeping attached to field observation and then transforming it in a material, strongly sensitive reference. Moreover, I love pushing the boundaries of my own self, estranging it in an another character.

What is my idea of happiness? Infinite and non-balanced evolving knowledge.

What is my greatest fear? My parents’ death.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Impatience.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Lidewij Edelkoort, Isabelle Adjani.

What is my greatest extravagance? Being my many selves.

On what occasion would I lie? Men always simulate. It is part of our fragile and privileged nature.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Not doing it.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Almost three years ago, after the end of a week-long seminar located in the middle of nowhere of the Italian countryside; our sensorial system was beyond delated and over-excited, and feelings were emerging with fluidity, tenderness for animate and in-animate entities was literally and tangibly flowing in the air.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Impatience.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Having worked with many inspiring, disruptive, poetically vulnerable souls.

Where would I most like to live? Berlin or Camargue. The Indonesian outskirt?

What is my most treasured possession? Mostly inedited Genesis P-Orridge industrial vinyls, my rationality and the possibility to not utilize it.

What is my most marked characteristic? Screaming.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? An old, tiny, dusty theatre located in the outskirt. A place where I have spent nights by nights seeing people overcoming their social-expected roles, evolving into something characterized by blurred borders they were not even expecting; a place where I clearly saw the extra-ordinary happen.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Giacomo Bistrot, eventually Pravda Vodka Bar.

What books influenced my life and how? Towards a Poor Theatre, by Jerzy Grotowski. It taught me to perceive acting as a sacred activity, rather than a money-oriented one, furthermore it clearly showed me how our body has to be identified as the only anarchic instrument able to define our uniqueness. Levels of Organic Life and the Human: An Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology, by Helmuth Plessner. This book influenced my perspective of the human figure, thinking of it as an ex-centric entity, deeply rooted in the sensorial world, always perpetually changing the experience of our identity.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? The antique Polynesian one.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Falkor, the Luck Dragon!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Those who are committed to the care of others: my father and my horse. Also Hannah Arendt was not bad.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Possession by Andrzej Żuławski.

What role play stories in my life and work? Narrations are the vital constellations of our existences.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? We are the storytellers of our lives that are narrated by an omniscient narrator who decided to insert other countless characters in charge of playing their roles inside the storytelling of our lives.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My many selves.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? Trend Union, Odin Teatret.

What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on? Various trend books, a movie and a theatre play.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021? The 2023 Jewellery Trend Book by The Futurist, Contemporary Caring, Lische by Giulio Golfieri.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means living in the worldliness, relentlessly.

How can you contact me?

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