Cercare Cercarsi / Chercher se Chercher

Il video CERCARE CERCARSI è ispirato alla poesia di Gabriele Dannunzio “La Pioggia nel pineto”, in particolar modo al misterioso delicato e mutevole universo femminile ed al suo sentire. Oggi così come ieri, la donna è quell’ universo inesplicabile che possiamo decifrare solo se lo accostiamo al linguaggio della poesia: alla musicalità dei suoi versi liberi e sciolti , ai ritmi cadenzati, agli accenti dissonanti, alla complessità metrica, alle ardite metafore.  Come in un gioco di specchi, forse l’illusione di cui ci parla il poeta è quella di poter raggiungere ed afferrare l’essenza del divino nell’ umano, l’amore e la bellezza nella natura, l’eternità nella vita.

Il Video inedito, è stato presentato al pubblico al CINÉMA LE CRATÈRE durante la proiezione dei Video selezionati, in occasione del 23me Traverse Vidéo e come parte di un’ installazione multimediale al PRÉP’ART, a Tolosa.

Cercare Cercarsi s’inspire d’un poème de Gabriele D’Annunzio, réinterprété en images en mouvement et un texte original.

Plus particulièrement, ce sont un appel et un écho à l’univers mystérieux, délicat et changeant de l’univers féminin et à ses sentiments. S’y relate, à travers des vers perdus, la recherche de la nature changeante d’une femme qui s’immerge elle-même dans un monologue serré, avec la nature environnante. En effet « hors cadre », le spectateur est évoqué et ainsi inclus comme contrepoint, absolument pas neutre.

The video Cercare Cercarsi, is inspired by a famous poem by the poet Gabriele Dannunzio, here reinterpreted through moving images and an original text.

In particular it is a call and an echo to the mysterious delicate and changing feminine universe and to its feeling. It’s narrates, through the use of loose verses, the search for the essence of the changing nature of a woman, who immerses herself in a tight monologue, with the nature that surrounds her. Beyond the screen, the viewer is evoked and consequently included as a counterpart, never neutral at all.

Ecoute pour t'écouter
chercher et chercher soi-même
123456789 Celui qui est là qui n'est pas là n'y est jamais allé
jeter la pierre dans le puits ou on vous trouvera
qui sait où qui sait où
respirer respirer
Ecoute pour t'écouter
chercher et chercher soi-même
Qui est la?
Quelqu'un est-il là?
Soupirs...


Ascoltare ascoltarsi 
cercare cercarsi
123456789 Chi c'è c'è chi non c'è non c'è non c'è mai stato
getta il sasso nel pozzo o sarai ritrovato
chissà dove chissà dov'è
Prendi fiato prendi fiato
Ascoltare ascoltarsi 
cercare cercarsi 
Chi c'è chi c'è? 
C’è chi c’è?
Sospiri…
(Rip.)
Cercare Cercarsi Year of completion: 2019 Duration: 03:22

OPEN PROJECTIONS

“Il movimento” entrerà in scena all’ interno della suggestiva Cattedrale di Coventry la sera del 5 aprile. Il Progetto è a cura dell’artista Daniel Hopkins.
Tra i video in proiezione nelle grandi pareti della cattedrale di Coventry, il mio video dal titolo “RIFLESSO DI CONSERVAZIONE” .

Link all’evento:

http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/wpsite/eventinfo/event/open-projections-movement/

“The movement” will enter the scene of the evocative setting of Coventry Cathedral on the evening of April 5th. The exhibition is curated by the artist Daniel Hopkins in partnership with Ludic Rooms & Mi:Labs.

Among the videos shown in the large walls of Coventry Cathedral, also my video titled “CONSERVATION REFLEX”.

Still da Video_Riflesso di Conservazione

FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES: INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL

Financial Consequences
International Multimedia Poetry Festival
Saturday 9 February 2019
STARTS 16:00 ends 23:00
FREE entrance / doors open at 15.45
organized by
+the Institute [for Experimental Arts] – Athens, Greece
supported by
London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Anthropology
location of the festival:
LSE Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield Street
London WC2A 2APFinancial Consequences
International Multimedia Poetry Festival
Saturday 9 February 2019
STARTS 16:00 ends 23:00
FREE entrance / doors open at 15.45
organized by
+the Institute [for Experimental Arts] – Athens, Greece
supported by
London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Anthropology
location of the festival:
LSE Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield Street
London WC2A 2AP

“Financial Consequences – International MultiMedia Poetry Festival” challenges the perceptions of the economic crises and providing a new point of view via a wide variety of mediums. For the last 10 years, we see entrepreneurs, economists, bankers, technocrats and politicians to dominate the public opinion- now is the time for poets to explain to all of them the social impact of their decisions and their politics. The social awareness and sensitivity of poets – in collaboration with video artists and musicians- invited from countries crushed by the economic crises offer us the best possible view to invisible sites of social life, offer us the opportunity to understand and realize the Financial Consequences of economic crises in the everyday life of all of us and especially of people in suffer.
The Institute for Experimental Arts was founded in 2008 in Athens- Greece as a non-profit platform of creative expression and research in the fields of theater, performance art, digital media, installation, poetry and art theory. The Institute is committed to exist as an open meeting point for poets-writers, directors, actors, theater engineers/ technicians, performance artists, photographers, video artists and the writers who develop new analytical tools on contemporary art, media & communication

Saturday 9 February 2019 at 16:00
Part A: Introductory Lectures – Duration 30 minutes
Lecture by the world-known professor of Anthropology David Graeber (London School of Economics) “How social and economic structure influences the Art World”
Influential anthropologist David Graeber, known for his 2011 volume Debt: The First 5000 Years speaks about the correlation between the cultural sphere and society. The intellectuals and the artists create an imaginary way to criticize the economic system in any era. Art can overcome hegemonic frameworks and acknowledge other possible worlds, offer us the opportunity to understand better the marginalized social entities. Social exclusion is the process in which individuals or people are systematically blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process). As the economic crises go deeper in time more people face the effects of exclusion. Art and social sciences can give voice to the voiceless. Especially young social aware poets can give us a clear view of the real social effect of the financial consequences.
“Poetry and Revolt- Political Art in the 21st Century” Lecture by Tasos Sagris- theatre director, poet, activist. Art director of the Financial Consequences festival
Tasos Sagris, known in the English speaking audience as co-editor of the book ” We are an Image from the Future- The Greek Revolt of Dec.2008″ introduce us in a new way of understanding the political art in 21st century.
Part B:
Video Poetry Zone
(duration 2 hours – starts at 16.30)
A compilation with the outstanding video poems from the last 7 years of International Video Poetry Festival will be screened. A unique compilation including cinematic visual art based on poetry by artists from all over the world (America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania). The programme will include the most social aware video poems among hundreds videos from the International Video Poetry archive.
The International VideohPoetry Festival is an annual festival held by the Institute for Experimental Arts in Athens, Greece over the last of years as a non-profit, free entrance event. Approximately 1200 people attend the festival every year. The International Video Poetry Festival attempts to create an open public space for the creative expression of all tendencies and streams of contemporary visual poetry. Multimedia poetry nights and video poetry shows can bring new audiences in contact with visual art and contemporary poetry, to open new creative dimensions.

UK: Maciej Piatek. Helen Dewbery. Adrian Carter UK/ISRAEL: Yael Ozsinay. Nir Philosof. Maayan Moreno Erlich. Shimi Asresay. Noa Evron. Inbal Ochyon. Valery Yuzefovic. Dekel Oved. Sivan Kotek. Dan Berger. Inbal Breda. Adva Rodan. Tal Rachmin. Talia Randall FRANCE: Eric Sarner AUSTRALIA: Maria Craven. Radheya Jegatheva. Jason Lam USA: Dave Bonta. Hieu Gray. Liza Seidenberg. Jonathan Reyes. R. A. Villanueva RUSSIA: Inga Shepeleva GERMANY: Von Kuesti Fraun. Julian Weinert SPAIN: Igor Luna PORTUGAL: Manuel Vilarinho CANADA: James Pomeroy ITALY: Francesca Bonfatti BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA: Amina Avdic ISLE OF MAN: Janet Lees TURKEY/UKRAINE: Lokal Anestezi IRAN/UK: Roxana Vilk COLOMBIA: Catalina Giraldo Velez UK/ZAMBIA: Fiona Melville

MORE INFO: find bios, videos, photos, info about the participants and general programme of VIDEO POETRY Zone HERE:
https://theinstitute.info/?p=3502

Part C Financial Consequences
Multimedia LIVE Performances

Duration 4 1/2 hours – starts at 18.30

Poets, musicians and visual artists create a vibrant atmosphere with multimedia poetry readings and live poetry performances. Spoken Poetry has been growing over the last years. A collection of contemporary poets from countries faced to financial crisis begin to build up an important social role in our times. Poetry communities preserve the possibility of mutual understanding by reading and performing it.
Poetry responses to economical crisis, social exclusion and conflict, the challenges society faces. Poetry has a special role under difficult financial and political conditions. As Wallace Stevens believed: “Poets help the political beings to live their lives, not by telling them what to think. They do so by creating spaces where one individual imagination can activate another and those imaginations can be together. Poems are imaginative structures built out of words, one that any reader or listener can enter. Live Poetry Performances are places of freedom, enlivenment, and true communion.”

Poetry Performances Live Concerts

SISSY DOUTSIOU – GREECE
LUNA MONTENEGRO + ADRIAN FISHER – CHILE / UK
TASOS SAGRIS + WHODOES – GREECE
LUCIA SELLARS – BOLIVIA
ULLI FREER – UK
POPPY DELTA – GREECE
NEFELI VOUTSINA PETSIMERI – GREECE
JUSTIN KATKO – USA
LARRY COOL – GREECE

GIZEM OKULU – TURKEY
ROBERT KIELY – IRELAND
The Poetry of Arab Spring

ELIZABETH TAPINI reads poems from a series of revolutionary, social uprisings that enveloped after 2010 in several Arab countries, including Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Bahrain.
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Financial Consequences
International Multimedia Poetry Festival
Saturday 9 February 2019
STARTS 16:00 ends 23:00
FREE entrance / doors open at 15.45
organized by
+the Institute [for Experimental Arts]- Athens Greece
supported by
London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Anthropology
location of the festival:
LSE Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield Street
London WC2A 2AP

Photos/Bios/Info: https://theinstitute.info/?p=3558

SCRATCH (born to be alive!)

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Scratch

Il mio nuovo video è nato e potrei finalmente esclamare: “Nato vivo”!
Nasce dal pesto buio di giorni di un tempo andato perduto, ma che resta come un segno indelebile dell’anima.
È oscurità e luce. Come i passaggi della mia vita e delle sue inesorabili trasformazioni.

Così come La mia arte (è) la mia vita, un’ unica – confusa – fragile – intensa – sconvolgente dis – umana calamità; le mie cicatrici mi ricordano che sono sopravvissuta alla mia “natura” al limite stesso del mio essere al mondo, etichettato fin dal suo primo vagito: “Nata viva.”

Nata – Viva, mentre tutto pre – annunciava la lotta titanica tra tenebre e luce che il destino mi avrebbe riservato.

Allora come oggi vivo e creo come se fossi nata e sopravvissuta attraverso questo inganno, morte dopo morte.

Come in ogni mio lavoro anche qui mi racconterò, attraverso le “trasformazioni” che le avverse vicissitudini hanno silentemente ed incessantemente determinato nel corso del tempo.

Per risparmiare alla lettura di questo lavoro ogni qual genere di fraintendimento avrò cura di anticipare che, attraverso i movimenti ed i gesti del mio corpo non parlo di ali o svolazzi di farfalle né di eterne gestazioni o di mute epiteliali. La superficie non mi interessa, Per me l’arte che imita la natura è un aneddoto che scade nell’obsoleto inganno.
Io non potrei… perché sarebbe tradire la natura “umana” e il senso del suo destino.

“L’origine del gesto negato” ha piani ed esiti altri.” È’ essa il seme che genera il frutto della contraddizione originale.
Così volare é un precipitare, comparire é sparire, muoversi é agitare il sommerso, strappare è lasciar affiorare ancora e ancora dal profondo le radici spezzate.

Le sequenze video scorrono nella cornice di uno spazio di presenza personale privato, in cui azioni mute e laceranti – come passaggi necessari o soglie di trasformazione – al limite dell’ esalazione – tentano di oltrepassare il limite della natura stessa del dolore. Debellarne come un morbo la sua “imperitura memoria.”

P.S. Mentre scrivevo del video, non avevo ancora ascoltato il pezzo graffiante di sottofondo che questa notte hai creato per me. Ora l’ho fatto…! ❤

 

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Posso udire lo strappo,
rabbia e amore, passione e pietà.
E quando il distacco si è improvvisamente compiuto
– o quando non ne colgo più il suono –
allora il silenzio è ancora più terribile
perché c’é solo follia intorno a me,
la follia delle cose strappate,
che si strappano dal di dentro,
radici che si lacerano a vicenda
per crescere separatamente,
lo sforzo compiuto per conseguire l’unità.
(Anaïs Nin)