Roberto Abbiati


A cup of stormy sea
ships and whales from Moby Dick.

journey by Roberto Abbiati & Silvio Martini
Armunia and teatro d’Artificio

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth;
whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul;
whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me,
I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

This is my substitute for pistol and ball.



A cup of stormy sea

The sea. Which sea?
The noise of the sea. What does the noise of the sea recall to your mind?
Melville’ Moby Dick. A book. All the sea in a book.
Something lights up every time you take it in your hand, the book, and after that your imagination begins to spread, whales, sailing ships, oceans, and so on, the most extraordinary things.

A cup of stormy sea

A small stage, a small performance,
For a little audience that watches small objects which evoke great things.
Everything is stolen from Melville, for a few minutes.
As if we were in the hold of a whaler.
That’s all.

With Roberto Abbiati & Silvio Martini
Music and recording by Fabio Besana
Stage settings created by Armunia
Thanks to Julie Maigne
Caterina Bellocci
Alessandro Calabrese
A small theatrical piece
Animated objects, moving pictures, sculptures, wardrobes, lights,
Taken from Melville’ Moby Dick.
Maximum audience: 15 spectators.
Time: 15 minutes.