Ad Deos Morituros -- 0 & 1

photography & performance in a creative space to be protected

Ad Deos Morituros -- teatro*L I L A

Since August 2017 I've started working in ADM, an occupied creative space in Amsterdam Westpoort, the west harbour.

We've given two presentations, these are links to image galleries of the two nights:
Ad Deos Morituros -- A Ritual for the Dead Wolves -- 12 October 2017

Ad Deos Morituros -- Lost in the Woods -- 19 November 2017

With this series of installations we would like to portray the development of original creative processes on the premises of ADM and, to the extent possible, in interaction with its residents.
We have let our backgrounds (in archaeology and in architecture) guide our observation of the occupied spaces of the ADM terrein, in order to produce images and words.
The dramaturgy of each installation in this series is shaped on the plots of ancient or contemporary popular narratives & myths. Approximately every two months one 'fairy tale' installation will be presented in one of the spaces inside the ADM.
The installations in this piece follow the path of our approach to the ADM community: first through objects, directions and spaces, as in a sort of horizontal archeological dig – then through interaction with biographies of at least one of the residents (preferably three) per installation.
The quote by Cicero
homines [enim] ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem [in nothing are men more like gods than in coming to the rescue of their fellow men] contains a universal message embodied in all human-oriented ethics.
Now more than ever, it would be the right circumstances for society to cherish the seeds of alternative creativity.

Gabriella Sacco & Tatjana Todorovic

These images are visual notes I took in August & September.
Please write to me if you want to share any reactions and if you are interested in collaborating on the project, we will try to be creatively active in ADM until possible.

This is a video about ADMmers & their creative fight against eviction.