With its mask universal style, Terminus opens up a poetic window to train stations and tells a story that reveals the potentiality of urban waiting spaces and the preciousness of our waiting time.
A man, an old man, a homeless, lives in a train station: every day he sees hundreds of people passing by. They pass and do not stop, like the time: flies away to never come back. If instead, for once, people slow down and even stop? What would happen? Terminus is a show that explores the infinite facets of human relationships and their unexpected surprises.
Terminus is a show that aims at re-discovering the value of time. In this historical moment we are used to fulfil our waiting time scrolling our phone, and create therefore an “accelerated time” in which not even the slightest moment can be wasted in waiting. In this way we lose though, our connection to the present moment and don’t allow anymore unexpected encounters with other humans to be part of our lives. We decided therefore to set the show in a train station’s waiting room, a “non-place” like thousands others in the world, to explore the wonder, which unpredictable encounters with other people could bring in a suspended time. We feel relevant to tell a story that takes place in these moments and spaces that our generation and the new ones have forgotten, in order to remind us that taking time to raise our eyes and wait for the others is still a valuable option.