We started three years ago, as a challenge and for fun. From an abandoned typography we have made a place to meet people, to learn new things and to take part in a challenge.
We have had the support and help of many people and together we have become a meeting place and, together today we are the Masada.
Three years ago we started from scratch, we didn’t have a lot but we had a great desire to go for it, even if we did not know what we wanted to be. We started to understand it, slowly, with the first workshops, the first live and the first electronic daytime events. But the year passed too quickly and we still needed more pieces of the puzzle so that we could figure out who we were.
Last year we dedicated ourselves to our growth and to know better who we were; basically, we worked hard in creating our own identity.
We did it by telling our story and the history of our name; creating a graphic that made us recognizable and also told about the place where we are guests and what we like aesthetically; documenting every concert, every reading, every show, every workshop.
In the meantime, we have become many, increasing continually, each with their own projects and ideas, passion and the desire to achieve something. And so we got an idea for this third year: we will focus ourselves upon the ephemeral and all of the things living, (said that way it seems madness! And even if it were, what would be wrong with that?
This summer we found by chance a book, on a table, in the living room. And it could be chance or fate but it seemed to us that there was written within about what to focus on, how to move forward.
“Melancholy physics” is the story of a man suffering from chronic empathy, that is, one who puts himself in the shoes and mind of any living being.
And gradually over the years, he learns more about human behaviour and discovers that the true essence is in the ephemeral, in the changeable, in the perishable, uninterruptedly perishable. Imagine if there was nothing more eternal, no religion, no state, no gold bars … we would be obliged to live the present, every moment.
We would become dynamic, our identity would consist of nothing more than being living creatures amongst other living creatures. To be ephemeral and to appreciate others because they are ephemeral. We could have a good time… in fact this is really what we intend to do, focusing on each of you, on anyone who is attached to this place and believes in cooperation, sharing and curiosity about other people.