Ph. by Pier Giorgio De Pinto © PRO LITTERIS / Zürich
58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY
Index n.17_Proximity and Distance
Performance by AMAE/DE PINTO
Friday 12 July 2013 from 9.00 p.m. throughout 10.00 p.m.
In the framework of the SPUREN symposium, due to be held in the E-Werk space in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, from 12 to 14 July 2013.
Entrance is free of charge.
The theme of the Spuren symposium this year focuses on the link between digital and physical. Current manifestations of Self in our world can be investigated by studying the emergence of new environmental implications and multimedia connections.
The AMAE artists’ collective is partnering with the artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto, continuing to pursue its performances inspired by the essay by the philosopher Jean Luc Nancy entitled 58 Indices on the Body.
After its début in Freiburg’s Municipal Cinema, when the co-operation was consolidated between the Amae/De Pinto artistic partnership and the French philosopher known for his fundamental work Corpus, the project of 58+1 Indices on the Body is now confirming its presence in an even more ambitious setting: Freiburg’s E-Werk cultural centre.
*AMAE: “When De Pinto expressed a wish to create a performance inspired by Nancy’s essay, we answered: why only one and not 58?”
*AMAE: “What Mr Nancy writes is not just philosophy. His writings are poetry: pure art. We set out to capture his voice, to give a dimension of sound to his text and to take that sound into all the places in the world that have the potential to appreciate it.”
*De Pinto: “After attending the début performance, Mr Nancy had words to say that we found immensely moving, filling us with positive energy to drive our project forward. After the solo show I held in 2010 in the MACT/CACT with the title of Corpus, I find that the project of the 58 indices constitutes its necessary continuation.”
*Jean-Luc Nancy: “When I watched the performance by Amae/De Pinto, it made me understand why I wrote the essay of the 58 indices… On the basis of what I had the opportunity to see in this performance, I find it is a text to which I ought to add something. If in due course you manage to present all the indices, the entire project… that would be splendid.”
*Opinions gathered during the workshop at the Municipal Cinema in Freiburg in June 2013.
[Translation Pete Kercher]
©2013 shots by Simon Schwab & Jonas Konstandin published with the kind permission of Jean-Luc Nancy
Pier Giorgio De Pinto
Thanks to Dr. med Dr. phil. Martin Dornberg and Prof. Daniel Fetzner of mbody (Artistic Research in Media, Somatics, Dance and Philosophy). Prof. Johnny Golding, Director of the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR), The School of Art, Birmingham City University.
Many thanks to Phil. Jean-Luc Nancy, Professor of Philosophy at the Université de Strasbourg for the collaboration with the project.