Performance Project (2018-Present)
In 2018 Matteo was awarded a Creative Wales Award by the Arts Council of Wales to undertake a year long research in investigating how to create work which is informed by the history of a place and its people, their histories and their experiences. Matteo has traveled to over 25 sites around Wales and connected with 30 communities through short creative residencies, run in partnership with a local artist from a different artform to inform the research from other creative perspectives. This ongoing research is currently exploring how some of the strategies could be developed into a model for creating new work for stages. The model is made out of three components: two fixed ones (people and places) and a variable one (this component is informed by the artistic research of that particular piece of work). In September 2022 Matteo staged a solo work in Italy where he is testing this formula on stage for the first time, combining people, places and poetry.