The archive is alive
Another adversity was in fact intertwined with the specificity of the archive, which stems from its very nature: it is not a historical archive with the sole mission of preserving memory, it is not a sealed and protected from any external intervention legacy. The archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio is alive, constantly growing and evolving even now. The attic of the Comandini theatre welcomes on a daily basis an impressive number of new documents, as the three artists who are the subject of our research are still extremely active, producing and creating incessantly.
Excerpt from: “Tracing the Past. The Archive of #RomeoCastellucci and the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio: a contribution to the History of European Theatre”, Chapter by #Eleni_Papalexiou and #Avra_Xepapadakou in the volume: Creative Archives as Living Landscapes of Memory in the Digital Era, Athens: CREARCH - FagottoBooks, 2022, 147-194. shorturl.at/aruLM
Photo: The three founding members of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in the theatre Commandini. Press clipping from the magazine “Carnet”, 01.03.2003. Item 5000_04_49_004, The Archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio-The A.R.C.H. Project