Mise en espace formulated by Giuseppe Cederna
from the homonymous essay by Cees Nooteboom
with Giuseppe Cederna
live music performed by Alberto Capelli (guitars, sitar, electronic) and
Vangelis Merkouris (voice, outi, bouzouki)
for Thesis/Dedica Festival

Nooteboom writes: «It can’t be proved, and yet I believe it: in the world there are places where an arrival or departure are mysteriously multiplied by the feelings of those who arrived in that same place or started again from there». Roads to Santiago is a symbolic itinerary and, at the same time, a journey into space and time, following unusual paths, through pilgrimage routes, the memory’s labyrinth, the landscape’s charm, the intertwining of colours, words and legends. From Don Quixote to Zurbarán, from Velázquez to García Lorca. About this book, by now a “great classic” of travel literature, Giuseppe Cederna says: “Roads to Santiago embodies the passion for finding, for understanding that the journey is the detour of the detour of the detour, a detour also led by readings, curiosity, the questions you ask. Cees Noooteboom is a “heavy” traveller, he takes books in his rucksack. He feels astonishment at looking, and hands it to you”.


Giuseppe Cederna
is a cinema and theatre actor. For several years he has collaborated with “la Repubblica” newspaper, «L’Espresso» magazine, «I Meridiani» and other travel magazines. In cinema, he worked with important directors such as Bellocchio, Monicelli, Comencini, Scola, Salvatores, Chiesa. He wrote the books Il grande viaggio (The great journey), 2004 and Ticino. Le voci del fiume. Storie di acqua e di terra (Ticino. The river’s voices. Tales of water and land), 2009.

Thursday 24 March, 20:45

San Francesco Convent

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13