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Alcuni testi /Libri

Ho raccolto qui una selezione dei miei scritti: libri, articoli e saggi pubblicati su riviste, online e in volumi collettivi. Questi testi esistono in varie lingue e spesso si sovrappongono, proprio come accade quando i libri cadono da uno scaffale, sul pavimento, e le loro pagine si toccano involontariamente. 

Alcuni temi ricorrenti nel mio lavoro sono l'immaginazione politica, la riproduzione sociale, la dimensione erotica e domestica della produzione artistica. Nella mia scrittura, ho esplorato temi come il rapporto tra lavoro e piacere, la temporalità e gli affett, la storia e l'archivio. La mia principale preoccupazione, nella ricerca come nella scrittura, è riflettere sulla possibilità di resistenza politica, nella produzione artistica e nella vita sociale.

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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.

The Scene of Foreplay: Theatre, Labor and Leisure in 1960s New York  elabora la nozione di foreplay (preludio/preliminari) come proposta teorica per riflettere su una particolare modalità di produzione performativa, esistente al di fuori di strutture di riconoscimento predeterminate, in termini di professionalità, realizzazione artistica e logica dell'evento.

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

Bristol:  Intellect/LADA , 2017

Leksykonu archiwum afektywnego (ed. con 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 è una raccolta di incontri con gli archivi e i documenti, incontri intesi come pratica affettiva e critica coinvolta nella costruzione della memoria.

Alcuni testi / Saggi

Scrivo di arte dal vivo, performance, cinema e arti visive, in dialogo con il lavoro di artist* (come Mapa Teatro, Forced Entertainment, Tara Fateh Irani, Pedro Lemebel) e attraverso indagini critiche su particolari momenti della storia sociale e culturale, come la scena artistica queer newyorkese degli anni Sessanta o la Berlino degli anni Venti. Il mio lavoro si sviluppa con particolare piacere nella forma del saggio e di recente si è concentrato in particolare sull'arte e sulla performance latinoamericana. Mi interessa molto l’uso delle lingue, la questione della traduzione e la politica della contaminazione linguistica.

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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, edito da 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, edito da 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, edito da 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, edito da Ana Vujanovic e Livia Andrea Piazza, Berlin: B-Books Verlag: 106-132.

2016

Logica del preludio: su godimento, valore d’uso e avvenire, OperaViva Magazine, 14 Novembre.

2018

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

2018

Imagine una fiesta, imagine una revolución: la politica de montaje de Mapa Teatro. In Mapa Teatro: el Escenario Expandido, edito da 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, edito da Florian Malzacher. Berlin: Alexander Verlag: 141-146.

2017

Il disagio della performance. Per una tecnica poietica del lavoro vivo, Operaviva Magazine,

Aprile.

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, edito da Franziska Bergmann, Ingrid Hotz-Davies e 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, edito da Jörg Dünne, Gesine Hindemith e 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, edito da 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), edito da Peter Krilles, Jacopo Lanteri e 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, edito da Marilena Zaroulia and Philip Hager. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 15-32.

2014

Taking Time Together: a posthumous reflection on a collaborative project and polyorgasmic disobedience. Un dialogo tra Giulia Palladini e Nora Sternfeld, Cumma Papers #6. Helsinki: Aalto University.

2013

Berceuses et Révolution con Nicholas Ridout, La Vie Manifeste.

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, edito da Anna Barsotti e 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.

Alcuni testi / Interviste

The Pleasure of Work and the Work of Pleasure. Conversazione con Jernej Kaluža, in Maska.

2020

Interview with Emma Murray, ospitata da Movement Art Practice Christchurch, New Zealand, August (online).

2020

Intervista di Giulia Palladini con Daniel Lucas, El peligro de los intelectuales es quedarse en el lugar cómodo, Cartón Piedra n. 211, 8 Novembre.

2015

2013

Intervista di Giulia Palladini con Dorota Semenowicz, Afektywne Archiwum. Dwutygodnik. 12 Ottobre.

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