Martina Badiluzzi is an Italian artist from Friuli, born in 1988, living and working in Rome. In 2015, with the guidance of Dante Antonelli and Collettivo Schlab, she is a co-author and performer of Fäk Fek Fik – le tre giovani by Werner Schwab, a multi award-winning play premiered at the Romaeuropa Festival 2017 in Rome. She continues her studies, enriching her experience by meeting Lucia Calamaro, the artistic duo Deflorian/Tagliarini, Joris Lacoste and Jeanne Revel, and the Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy at the Venice Biennale. In 2017, together with Giorgia Buttarazzi, she founds the artistic project Rosvita Pauper. In the same year, the original play IL VIVAIO – e se ci amassimo quanto ci odiamo lo sai che bello is premiered, strengthening her collaboration with the play’s sound designer and live musician Samuele Cestola, performer and multi-instrumentalist, and between her and Ambra Onofri, costume and stage designer. 2018 starts with PEZZI – Der Stücke, the first ever workshop on the writings of the Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek. Badiluzzi was one of the directors under 30 selected by Antonio Latella for the College Teatro – Venice Biennale 2018.
THE NURSERY – how beautiful it would be if we loved each other as much as we hate each other
Three siblings gather after the death of their father to decide what to do about the house where they spent their childhood. What binds them together is the need to deal with the bureaucratic issues concerning the land and the family business: a now abandoned garden nursery, which was once historical and flourishing. The only person in the village who seems to remember them is the son of the nursery’s guardian, who was a friend of them and a confidant of their old father. Siblings or just friends, they represent a generation which has no enemy to be angry with; not even mothers and fathers are enough anymore to write a truly contemporary drama. A family house, death and a neglected business requiring a craft which has not been handed down: that’s all that remains. Each one of the siblings will be tempted by the idea of returning to rural life in the countryside, leaving the city behind, but they will soon find out that their fate has already been planned. Everything has already been sold: what they thought they would have inherited from their father has already been transformed into money and shares and their past will soon be razed to the ground to make space for a new shopping centre.