current project, Imperatives, nature, social transformation

#nature – resilient

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.     

Imperatives, nature, social transformation

#nature – grassroots

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    

social body

#social body: nerve-net and the communication technologies

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 […]

current project, Imperatives, translation

open the encyclopédie raisonné

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 […]

current project, social body

starting with the social body

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 […]

current project, social transformation

starting with a new project: civil disobedience

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 […]

event, food, social art practice, social transformation

@ FESTIVAL EDUCAZIONE, SCUOLA E CONSUMO

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

communication

again a new website

Again a new website. And each time I try to start with a journal.  A public journal. Strange this communication method. I’ll try not to make it too personal. I wish it could be something to share with. Like everyone does, in the end. Even the most intimate journal is written and kept safe. For a revelation one day. Kafka didn’t burn his journal himself, he gave it to his best friend to do so after his death, but Brod didn’t. Maybe it is there the wish of being revealed by writing as forming a thought, an emotion, a vision. Then being revealed by others. Maybe communication is about being […]