“Embodying Pasolini” by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton
“Embodying Pasolini”, a performance by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton from December 3rd – 10th, 2022, at the Fondazione Sozzani, as part of the Féstival d’Automne à Paris.
Embodying Pasolini is an original performance created by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton that brings together for the first time a significant selection of costumes designed by Danilo Donati, made by the Ateliers Farani for the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Nearly thirty costumes, dresses, coats and hats, fragile works of woven and dyed yarns bring to life Pasolini’s filmography. The clothes and costumes, rediscovered from their archives in Rome, tell the story of a long and fertile collaboration that unites the two men, Pasolini and Donati. The performance intends to follow the process that leads to exhibition—from the discovery of the works, to their identification and their evaluation, to their display and putting the clothes in motion, something which not previously been allowed. In turn, the costumes are her double, her partner, her opposite. Swinton becomes the costumes themselves.