Until the last minute I have postponed this decision, in hope new energies, small founding, new enthusiasms would fill in for trasformatorio 2015 to happen. But now, with the last NO archived, time has finally to come.
Trasformatorio has to confront with reality.
There are no founds to do the planned edition of october 2015.
All efforts, of whom I am extremely grateful to some of you, have unfortunately given no usable result.
This I believe is not due to a fault in the ideas, that make them un interesting to founding institutions, because off the grid, sustainable and open performance research are spawning everywhere around us. And get founded.
Neither is I believe a problem in the methodology of creative research we are using, that I am more and more convinced about. To put together researchers, artists and makers in a positive but challenging environment, find stories, tell stories with new words, live, create poetic objects, experiment new and old ways to construct narratives in the open, with people, without the burden of technical or ideological jargon; to strive to realise other stories in a poetic forms that is our own is still my goal. I still strongly believe in all this.
Neither I can honestly say that I believed the direction chosen, to work in Sicily, with local institutions and in connection with Holland during the biggest crisis in 30 years and the total restructuring of dutch founding to be a simple one;
It is also a fact that Trasformatorio two editions have been super fruitful for the artistic research of many people that I have involved in this adventure. And I am happy about all these friends personal achievements. I am proud about all stories that you have carried with you out of Montalbano. All. The good and the bad ones.
But it is as well a fact that I have failed to convince producers, institutions, privates or other assets, fonds or money givers to give us a sigle euro for this year.
To make a 2015 edition a reality under these conditions is impossible, and I have to face this bitter truth.
Amsterdam 23 july 2015