[…] From a purely physical point of view, the book object is an artifact that contains words, numbers and other signs on printed paper to engage one or more readers in a linguistic-imaginative experience. But Trickster-p adds that a book is more than that. It is a symbol of the human tendency to “write the world”, that is, to use language to navigate the landscape, the history and the labyrinth of the mind. By leaving a mark on things, in fact, the speaker or writer names them and thus rules them. Here, then, we find that our books are a small reflection of a big Book: the one written with our every thought and every fiber of our imagination.

Azione (Switzerland)



The stories of the Earth have changed in nature and scale: we do not write stories to tell about the creation or the course of the world, but to avert its end.

Book is a Book is a Book

Ts'ui Pen must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occurred that the book and the maze were one and the same thing.


Choreography for the dying light


We met blind people. Some were born blind, others lost their sight over time. We asked them to tell us how they see


Room by room audio journey around the fairy tale Snow White


Installation in 9 rooms, one prologue and one epilogue


Trickster-p — Projects — Twilight

Twilight is an architectural space where action, sound and transformation can occur. A symphony of space in which the spectator is the only human presence in a room that continuously mutates its visuals and sounds. It is an invitation for the spectators to open up their perceptive space and create their own reality on the boundaries between inner vision and outer sight. Without the mediation of any performer, the audience approaches the work directly and becomes integral part of the dramaturgy.
Twilight is the threshold between day and night, when shadows lengthen and darkness looms. From the light we move into the darkness, beauty is eroded, we face the transience of it all.
Twilight is the rhythm of breath, of electrical shocks, of light impressions switching on and off, of shadows shifting, of the ferocious explosion of water, of falling and plunging. It is the action articulated by sound, the silences generated by actions, gloomy notes, indistinct voices and violent ruptures Twilight is the embodiment of metaphorical images witnessed by the audience.
With Twilight Trickster-p renews its research on the interconnection of sound environments, spaces and spectators’ experience. By breaking the barrier between stage and visual arts, it creates a microcosm with rules contrasting those of the common space-time perception to create an experience both aesthetic and emotional.


Concept and realisation

Cristina Galbiati & Ilija Luginbühl


Simona Gonella

Interactive light design

Paolo Solcia

Original soundscape

Luis Fernandez Diaz

Collaboration in the development of the concept

Joke Laureyns, Kwint Manshoven




Teatro Sociale Bellinzona, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Theater Chur, ROXY Birsfelden, TAK Theater Liechtenstein

Supported by

Pro Helvetia – Swiss arts council
DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos
Municipio di Novazzano
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Doron Stiftung
Oertli Stiftung
Bürki Stiftung

Press review

Sipario (Italy)

[…] A theatrical experiment that parallels the musique concrète of Stockhausen.

BZ (Switzerland)

[…] The room darkens. The sound of thunder heralds a storm. Lightning flashes behind the stage windows. Rain pelts down. We are in the warm dark, without iPhones, the sense of time long lost. We forget where we are, our thoughts wander. Until two lamps swinging merrily to Dixie music wake us from our twilight dreams and remind us again where we are. In a play that now also reveals a bright sense of humour.