On Saturday 21 April, I participated in the biannual event NoPlace, which in this year took place in Santo Stefano di Magra, a little village close to La Spezia on the Italian Riviera. NoPlace is an experimental exhibition venue and that it arrives at its 4th edition confirms that rhizome-organized, i.e. horizontal and not hierarchical exhibitions and art events are possible. 525 artists showed their works, from the art student to the established artist, curating each other and taking responsibility for their own works as well as for their fellows. Basing on the rhizome concept by Guattari and Deleuze in A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, the organization is structured […]
resilient |riˈzilyənt| adjective • (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. • (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin resilient- ‘leaping back,’ from the verb resilire. resile |riˈzīl| verb [ no obj. ] formal abandon a position or a course of action.
grass roots |ˈɡræs ˈˌruts| (also grassroots |ˈgrasˌro͞ots| ) pl.noun the most basic level of an activity or organization: the whole campaign would be conducted at the grass roots | [ as modifier ] : trying to improve the sport’s image at the grass-roots level. • ordinary people regarded as the main body of an organization’s
An example how tools i.e. technologies are extensions of our body and body functions is the nerve-net. The nerve-net is a communication complex, in an ongoing process of connecting, informing and building cells as a response to the inner and outer world. Imaging this nerve-net without the limits of our body, which in orthodox thinking would be the skin, we could see a constantly growing and everything connecting web. And the imaginary and the real result from each other. My work project The Truth of Virtuality which I will continue and is showcased right now in the group exhibition Labirintica in Gorizia in Italy (in the Galleria Belo 189). The group exhibition (with Maria […]
I started to develop the working basis of the project Imperatives. This base has as model Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des science, des arts et des métiers. The illustrated dictionary comprises 166 volumes and was published from 1751 till 1780 in France. I’m excited to connect with this dictionary, which was created and designed in the spirit of enlightenment as an endeavor to use knowledge to abolish authoritarian state power and to strengthen the autonomy of the single and the collective. Valorizing all cultural and manufacture activities, the dictionary is based on the ideal of equal rights and value of every human being on Earth. It is known […]
Is there a starting point for a project? A logical one? Thinking on nature by working on civil disobedience, or better, on the search for justice, is an odd objective as in nature aren’t rules we could argue to be unjust, but through history, this was and is an intent to cast a sense of justice in nature. Does this mean everything in nature is just? Again, to answer this question diverse hypotheses are seemingly determined by belief systems. Well, therefore, I think we will never know because we are partly in nature and are natural creatures and on the other side we are outside nature – since the paradise […]
To communicate and expose myself in social media and in a blog is more than strange for me. Well, there are many reasons, but this is another inspection for another concern. The actual concern and reason, is my new project Civil Disobedience. Obviously a political art project with which I aim, next to cover some social aspects, to join in collaborations with non-artist who are engaged in sociopolitical activities. A journal can be, in a way, a documentation of all the processes that will evolve. And hopefully create a space for dialogue. Let’s see… I dived in some great texts, some of them are new for me and some of […]
Social Soups is part of the Festival: Margherita d’Ayala Valva will moderate the talk/discussion entitled Il Cibo da Prodotto di Consumo a Strumento Creativo ( food : from consumer products to instrument of creativity) with Social Soups – Rachela Abbate and Maria Rebecca Ballestra – and the Social Soups guest artist/designer Eduardo Malagigi. Save the date June 9th, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, Fortezza Vecchia in Livorno Here the festival booklet: https://issuu.com/dida-unifi/docs/libretto_programma_issuu