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Alguno escritos / Libros

He reunido aquí una selección de mis escritos: libros, artículos y ensayos publicados en revistas, en Internet o en volúmenes colectivos. Estos textos existen en varios idiomas y a menudo se solapan, como ocurre cuando los libros caen de una estantería al suelo y sus páginas se tocan involuntariamente.  

 

Algunos temas recurrentes en mi trabajo son la imaginación política, la reproducción social y las dimensiones erótica y doméstica de la producción artística. En mis escritos he explorado temas como la relación entre trabajo y placer, temporalidad y afecto, historia y archivo. Mi principal preocupación, tanto en la investigación como en la escritura, es reflexionar sobre la posibilidad de resistencia política en la producción artística y en la vida social.

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The Scene of Foreplay: Theater, Labor and Leisure in 1960s New York

Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017

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    Foreplay names a peculiar mode of being together and working in performance, recognized as distinctive of a group of artists operating in the 1960s New York scene, among which Ellen Stewart, John Vaccaro, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Jackie Curtis, Andy Warhol, Tom Eyen, Jack Smith, Penny Arcade. Matching an original approach to historical materials and theoretical reflection, the book addresses the peculiar forms of production, reproduction and consumption elaborated in the 1960s scene, through artistic experiments and social performances, as labors of love, creating for artists a condition of ‘preliminarity’ toward professional work, and at the same time functioning as a counterforce within productive economy, as a prelude where value is not yet conferred upon labor. The book proposes that such labors of love can be considered both as paradigmatic for contemporary forms of precarious labor, and also as marginal forms of resistance to ideas of capitalist productivity and professionalism. This book, and the idea of foreplay which stands at its core, took shape as the unlikely encounter between two lines of inquiry which have punctuated my work in the last decade, proceeding simultaneously and progressively interlocking: a historical investigation into performance history, and a theoretical inquiry into modes of performance labor in contemporary capitalism.

En The Scene of Foreplay: Theatre, Labor and Leisure in 1960s New York se elabora la noción de ‘juego previo’ como propuesta teórica para reflexionar sobre un modo particular de producción performativa, existente fuera de estructuras predeterminadas de reconocimiento, en términos de profesionalidad, realización artística y lógica del acontecimiento.

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Lexicon for an Affective Archive (ed. with Marco Pustianaz)

Bristol:  Intellect/LADA , 2017

Leksykonu archiwum afektywnego (ed. with Marco Pustianaz) Warszawa/Gdańsk: Slowo/obraz/terytoria, 2015

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    Foreplay names a peculiar mode of being together and working in performance, recognized as distinctive of a group of artists operating in the 1960s New York scene, among which Ellen Stewart, John Vaccaro, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Jackie Curtis, Andy Warhol, Tom Eyen, Jack Smith, Penny Arcade. Matching an original approach to historical materials and theoretical reflection, the book addresses the peculiar forms of production, reproduction and consumption elaborated in the 1960s scene, through artistic experiments and social performances, as labors of love, creating for artists a condition of ‘preliminarity’ toward professional work, and at the same time functioning as a counterforce within productive economy, as a prelude where value is not yet conferred upon labor. The book proposes that such labors of love can be considered both as paradigmatic for contemporary forms of precarious labor, and also as marginal forms of resistance to ideas of capitalist productivity and professionalism. This book, and the idea of foreplay which stands at its core, took shape as the unlikely encounter between two lines of inquiry which have punctuated my work in the last decade, proceeding simultaneously and progressively interlocking: a historical investigation into performance history, and a theoretical inquiry into modes of performance labor in contemporary capitalism.

Lexicon for an affective archive es una colección de encuentros con archivos y documentos, encuentros entendidos como una práctica afectiva y crítica implicada en la construcción de la memoria.

Algunos escritos / Articulos

Escribo sobre artes vivas, performance, cine y artes visuales, en diálogo con la obra de artistxs como Mapa Teatro, Forced Entertainment, Tara Fateh Irani o Pedro Lemebel, y a través de investigaciones críticas de momentos concretos de la historia social y cultural, como la escena artística queer neoyorquina de los años sesenta o la de Berlín de los años veinte. Mi escritura disfruta en particular la forma del ensayo y recientemente se ha centrado particularmente en el arte y la performance latinoamericanos. Me interesa mucho el uso de las lenguas, las cuestiones vinculadas a la traducción y la política del translingüismo.

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Los Incontados: un Tríptico, Mapa Teatro (2014) photo by Felipe Camacho

2023

The Slow Hurry of Figuration. In Things That Go Through Your Mind When Falling: The Work of Forced Entertainment, edited by Adrian Heatfield. Leipzig: Spector Books: 218-231.

2021

Arti dal vivo, arti vive: verso una nuova politica di uso per le parole. In Il soccorso delle parole. Orizzonti di senso durante la pandemia, edited by Eide Spedicato et alii. Milano: Franco Angeli: 126-138.

2020

The Incompletion of the Archive: Estrangement, Anthropophagy and Other Forms of Mishandling. In Mishandled Archive, edited by Tara Fatehi Irani, London, Live Art Development Agency: 232-237.

2019

On coexisting, mending and imagining: notes on the domestics of performance. In A Live Gathering: Performance and Politics in Contemporary Europe, edited by Ana Vujanovic and Livia Andrea Piazza, Berlin: B-Books Verlag: 106-132.

2018

Lógica del preludio: sobre el valor de uso, el gozo y la lucha contra la agonía, translated by María Auxiliadora Balladares, Sycorax #1, December 7.

2018

Imagine una fiesta, imagine una revolución: la politica de montaje de Mapa Teatro. In Mapa Teatro: el Escenario Expandido, edited by Marta Rodriguez. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 669-679.

2015

Mapa Teatro: the Politics of Montage. In Not just a Mirror. Looking for the Political Theatre of Today, edited by Florian Malzacher. Berlin: Alexander Verlag: 141-146.

2017

 A Camp Fairy Tale: the Dirty Class of John Waters’ Desperate Living. In The Dark Side of Camp - Queer Economy of Dust, Dirt and Patina, edited by Franziska Bergmann, Ingrid Hotz-Davies and Georg Vogt. London and New York: Routledge: 115-126.

2017

The Rise and Fall of Coney Island: Amusement, Catastrophe and the Dead Fire of Consumption. In Catastrophe & Spectacle. Variations of a Conceptual Relation from the 17th to the 21st Century, edited by Jörg Dünne, Gesine Hindemith and Judith Kasper. Berlin: Neofelis Verlag: 103-113.

2016

Foreplay in Many Axioms. A Theoretical Voguing on Performance, Labor, Pleasure and Multiplicity. In The Art of Being Many: Towards a Theory and Practice of  Gathering, edited by Sibylle Peters, Martin Jörg Schäfer, Vassilis S. Tsianos. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag:  201-209.

2016

Collaboration and Waste, with Erik Göngrich. In Let’s Talk About Work (And Life), edited by Peter Krilles, Jacopo Lanteri and Silke Bake. Berlin: Tanzfabrik: 49-63.

2015

The Weimar Republic and its Return. Unemployment, Revolution, or Europe in a State of Schuld. In Performances of Capitalism, Crisis and Resistance: Inside/Outside Europe, edited by Marilena Zaroulia and Philip Hager. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 15-32.

2014

Taking Time Together: a posthumous reflection on a collaborative project and polyorgasmic disobedience. A dialogue between Giulia Palladini and Nora Sternfeld, Cumma Papers #6. Helsinki: Aalto University.

2013

2012

Commemorare Ellen Stewart, La Mama: invenzione e custodia di una parentela. Culture Teatrali 21: 233-253.

2012

Per farla finita con la tecnologia. Carmelo Bene e l’indisciplina delle forme mediatiche. In Teatro e Media, edited by Anna Barsotti and Carlo Titomanlio. Ghezzano (PI): Felici Editore: 161-178.

2011

The Amateur Hour: On Value, Personality and the Form of Appearance in the Economy of Attention. South Atlantic Review 75. 3: 59-77.

2011

Queer Kinship in the New York Underground: On the Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis. 

Contemporary Theatre Review 21. 2: 126-153.

Algunos escritos / Entrevistas

El placer del trabajo y el trabajo del placer. Conversación con Jernej Kaluža, en Maska.

2020

Entrevista con Emma Murray, organizada por Movement Art Practice Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda, agosto (en línea).

2020

Entrevista con Giulia Palladini, por Daniel Lucas, El peligro de los intelectuales es quedarse en el lugar cómodo, Cartón Piedra nº 211, 8 de noviembre.

2015

2013

Entrevista con Giulia Palladini, por Dorota Semenowicz, Afektywne Archiwum. Dwutygodnik. 12 de octubre.

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