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Francesco Pedraglio ordinary healthy romance, which is the old story (and other stories)

A performance on objects and storytelling in five scenes.

'At the diner'
Did you ever want to cut away a piece of your memory…to blunt it out?
Well…you can't you know! Sooner or later you get a whiff of perfume or someone will say something…then you are licked again!

'At the petrol station'
I haven't got over that funny feeling when she looked at me

'At the petrol station'
He said, 'how far you going?'
She said, 'how far YOU going?'

'The car scene'
What did you do with his body?

'The hotel room'
The room was still…so quiet I wondered if I'd gone deaf…
it was pure fear!

'The hotel room'
Looking around the room was like looking into the faces of people who'd see us together…

'The end of it...'

Click here for images ordinary healthy romance, which is the old story (and other stories) was performed at five venues in London, Suffolk and Margate from the 17 to 19 August, 2012.


Francesco Pedraglio is an artist, writer and co-founder of FormContent project space. Through short-stories, performances and installations, his work reflects on the mechanics of storytelling. Writing directly in a foreign language, he focuses on straight narratives facing the problematic of ‘making sense’ while delivering a story to an audience. He has performed at numerous venues internationally including Rosa - Gallerie Kamm, Berlin (2012); Kunsthalle Basel (2012); Hayward Gallery, London (2012); ICA, London (2012); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2011); Auto Italia South East, London (2011); The National Portrait Gallery, London (2011) and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2011). He has curated numerous exhibitions including Session_15, BolteLang, Zurich (2011); The Responsive Subject, Mu.Zee, Ostend, (2011); Through Body and Text La Galerie, Paris (2009) and The Young People..., GAM, Turin (2009). He is editor of the fanzine The Mock and other superstitions and Book Works guest-editor for The Time Machine.

- ordinary healthy romance, which is the old story (and other stories) is commissioned as part of JERUSALEM.

Taking the form of collective journeys, JERUSALEM is an ongoing project that commissions artists to make work informed by, housed within or seeking alliance with selected architectural sites across England. The first chapter of JERUSALEM takes place from 17 - 19th August, 2012. Participating artists are: Dennis McNulty, Francesco Pedraglio and Cara Tolmie.