All! is a project about language, made up of physical, verbal, visual and sound actions; they aim at the development of a thought with total freedom of expression.
The point of reference for this research has been William Seward Burroughs, who has always used language as a frontier, as a creative and political act. This is not a project about W.S.B. but with W.S.B. – and with all those artists who, in those years, have investigated language in its possibility of being more than just words. It is basically a project on what W.S.B. used to teach: being free even under torture, getting back to presence as a radical act.
The invention of a code that allows the transcription of each alphabetical symbol directly onto one’s own body, in a dynamic exchange between space and time, was the real founding act of the project; a choreographic practice in which a rigid grid of translation between alphabet and gesture opens to an area of individual freedom and develops all the functions of a moving body. The K-code is a pure invention conceived so that a performer can acquire the writing as an element of composition to perform here and now, by adopting a code/language that – in its application of calligraphy – has the possibility of becoming something else, going beyond the word itself and redefining the idea of choreography.
All! consists of many and various actions – different in nature and intensity – made up of words, sounds, and images, each time considering language as the possibility of being an act of art. The project is part of that underground branch of the performing arts whose main function is the deconstruction of the artist’s role. The battlefield is always the same: the body. Not the purity of an abstract body but the possibilities of a body subject to the dominion of forces.
The project developed in more than twenty productions consisting of performances, site-specific creations, installations, as well as workshops and events with transmission of the K-code.