The philosopher’s voice: Index n.6

Jean-Luc Nancy’s Index 6 is now on Soundcloud!

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6. L’âme est la forme d’un corps organisé, dit Aristote. Mais le corps est précisément ce qui dessine cette forme. Il est la forme de la forme, la forme de l’âme.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

6.The soul is the form of an organized body, says Aristotle. But the body, precisely, is what draws this form. It’s the form of the form, the form of the soul.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

6. L’anima è la forma di un corpo organizzato, dice Aristotele. Ma il corpo è proprio ciò che disegna questa forma. È la forma della forma, la forma dell’anima.

From Jean-Luc Nancy, Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.44

Jean-Luc Nancy’s Index 44 is now on Soundcloud!

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44. L’âme, le corps, l’esprit : la première est la forme du deuxième et le troisième est la force qui produit la première. Le deuxième est donc la forme expressive du troisième. Le corps exprime l’esprit, c’est-à-dire le fait jaillir au dehors, en presse le suc, en tire la sueur, en arrache les étincelles et jette tout dans l’espace. Un corps est une déflagration.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

44. Soul, body, mind: the first is the form of the second, and the third is the force producing the first. The second is thus the expressive form of the third. The body expresses the mind, meaning that it makes it spurt out outside, squeezes its essence, draws its sweat, extracts its sparkle and tosses it all into space. A body’s an explosion.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

44. L’anima. il corpo, lo spirito: la prima è la forma del secondo e il terzo è la forza che produce la prima. Dunque il secondo è la forma espressiva del terzo. Il corpo esprime lo spirito, ovvero lo fa sgorgare fuori, ne spreme il succo, ne estrae il sudore, ne strappa le scintille e getta tutto nello spazio. Un corpo è una deflagrazione.

From Jean-Luc Nancy, Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.59

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59. Surgit par conséquent le cinquante-neuvième indice, le surnuméraire, l’excédentaire – le sexuel: les corps sont sexués. Il n’y a pas de corps unisexe comme on le dit aujourd’hui de certains vêtements. Un corps est au contraire de part en part aussi un sexe: aussi des seins, une verge, une vulve, des testicules, des ovaires, des caractéristiques osseuses, morphologiques, physiologiques, un type de chromosome. Le corps est sexué par essence. Cette essence se détermine comme l’essence d’un rapport à l’autre essence. Le corps se détermine ainsi comme essentiellement rapport, ou en rapport. Le corps se rapporte au corps de l’autre sexe. Dans ce rapport, il y va de sa corporéité en tant qu’elle touche par le sexe à sa limite: elle jouit, c’est-à-dire que le corps est secoué au dehors de lui-même. Chacune de ses zones, jouissant pour soi-même, émet au dehors le même éclat. Cela s’appelle un âme. Mais plus souvent cela reste pris dans le spasme, dans le sanglot ou dans le soupir. Le fini et l’infini se sont croisés, se sont échangés un instant. Chacun des sexes peut occuper la position du fini ou de l’infini.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

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59. Arises therefore the fifty-ninth index, the supernumerary, the excessive- the sexual: bodies are sexed. No body is unisex, as certain clothes are nowadays said to be. A body, on the contrary, is also a sex through and through: also breasts, a penis, vulva, testicles, ovaries; bony, morphological, physiological features, a type of chromosome. The body is sexed in essence. This essence is determined as the essence of a relation to the other essence. The body is thus determined in essence as a relation, or as in relation. The body is related to the body of the other sex. In this relation, its corporeality is involved insofar as it touches through sex on its limit: it delights [jouit], meaning that the body is shaken outside itself. Each of its zones, delighting for itself, emits the same light to the outside. This is called a soul. But mostly it stays caught in the spasm, the sob, or the sigh. Finite and infinite have intersected there, have crossed paths and exchanged places for an instant. Each of the sexes can occupy the position of the finite or the infinite.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

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59. Emerge di conseguenza il cinquantanovesimo indizio, quello soprannumerario, eccedente — quello sessuale: i corpi sono sessuati. Non c’è un corpo unisex come si dice oggi di certi vestiti. Al contrario un corpo è anche, da parte a parte, un sesso: è anche seni, verga, vulva, testicoli, ovaie, caratteristiche ossee, morfologiche, fisiologiche, un tipo di cromosoma. Il corpo è sessuato per essenza. Questa essenza si definisce come l’essenza di un rapporto con l’altra essenza. Il corpo si definisce così essenzialmente come rapporto, o in rapporto. Il corpo si rapporta al corpo dell’altro sesso. In questo rapporto, ne va della sua corporeità poiché attraverso il sesso tocca il proprio limite: gode, vale a dire che il corpo è scosso al di fuori di sé. Ciascuna delle sue zone, godendo per se stessa, trasmette fuori il medesimo bagliore. Che si chiama anima. Ma che più spesso resta preso nello spasmo, nel singhiozzo o nel sospiro. Il finito e l’infinito si sono incrociati, si sono scambiati un istante. Ciascuno dei sessi può occupare la posizione del finito o dell’infinito.

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

The philosopher’s voice: Index n.45

“Hearing is a physiological phenomenon; listening is a psychological act.” R. Barthes

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After a year of deep interchange with the internationally famous philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto took their performative project “58 (+1) indices on the body” one step further and are now pleased to share with the audience the astonishing result.

Commencing today, a paragraph from the book 58 indices on the body, which was recorded by the philosopher himself especially for the project will be released every week on Soundcloud.

Each track is recorded in the philosopher’s voice and in their original language of French. Some of them will offer unexpected twists, backstage sounds and unpredicted mistakes, each of which prodded the philosopher to re-think and add new indices to his work.

According to Barthes, alerting, deciphering and understanding are the three levels of listening that can be determined.

With this project we want to give to the audience a voice to listen to that is open to interpretation, but it is also true that we want to share something that can also just be heard as a basic sound – or a noise.

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The launch track is the recording of the Index n. 45, where Jean-Luc Nancy discovers a typing error in the french publication.

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45. Le corps est nôtre et il nous est propre dans l’exacte mesure où il ne nous appartient pas et se dérobe à l’intimité de notre être propre, si jamais celui-ci existe, ce dont précisément le corps doit nous faire sérieusement douter. Mais dans cette mesure, qui ne souffre aucune limitation, notre corps est non seulement nôtre mais nous, nous-même, jusqu’à la mort, c’est à-dire jusque dans sa mort et sa décomposition dont nous pourrons et sommes décomposés identiquement.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME
Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

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45. The body is ours and proper to us precisely to the degree that it doesn’t belong to us and evades the intimacy of our proper being, if this being ever even exists, something the body, precisely, should make us seriously doubt. But to this degree, which suffers no limitation, our body isn’t just ours but us, ourselves, even unto death, meaning its death and decomposition, in which we can be, and are, identically decomposed.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

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Aperte sottoscrizioni per il workshop C.O.R.E. Strange foreign bodies.

AMAE/DE PINTO presents:

C.O.R.E.- Strani corpi stranieri

TO CREATE – TO ORGANISE – TO RATIONALISE – TO ENUNCIATE

WORKSHOP

INFO ED ISCRIZIONI:

piergiorgio.depinto(at)cacticino.net entro e non oltre il 12 maggio 2014

Comunicazione degli 8 partecipanti selezionati: 14 maggio 2014.

QUANDO

Sabato 24 maggio h. 10.00 – 17.00 – Performance 18.30/19.30

DOVE

MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Svizzera

Via Tamaro 1 – 6500 Bellinzona.

CHI

Condotto da Pier Giorgio De Pinto e Ivan Lupi (Collettivo artistico AMAE)

in collaborazione con il filosofo Jean-Luc Nancy.

 

SI RICORDA CHE

La partecipazione al workshop è gratuita. Non è necessaria alcuna preparazione specifica.

I cibi e le bevande per la pausa pranzo e per le pause caffè sono gentilmente offerti, a titolo gratuito, da MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino.

Non sono previsti rimborsi o gettoni presenza per:

– spese di viaggio

– eventuale pernottamento

– partecipazione alla performance

 

Il Workshop sarà tenuto in italiano con possibilità di traduzione simultanea in inglese.

Scenario, Motivazioni e Obiettivi

I testi del filosofo Jean-Luc Nancy circa il corpo e l’anima hanno aperto più domande che risolto risposte. Così come contemplando le opere dell’artista neo-espressionista Martin Disler (1949-1996) perdiamo completamente l’idea del corpo per ritrovarlo in estensioni e corpi altri, stranieri, estranei.

Il duo artistico Amae/De Pinto unitosi in collaborazione per il progetto 58 (+1) indices on the body vuole omaggiare la ricerca pittorico/filosofica di Disler/Nancy con una performance corale sui temi cari che hanno strutturato le opere di questi due grandi autori nel corso della loro vita.

Il workshop vuole fornire ai partecipanti le condizioni necessarie per una riflessione attiva sulla relazione filosofica tra corpo e anima in un rovesciamento tangibile dagli aspetti tattili e sensoriali. Se questo gioco si renderà possibile tramite l’atto performativo finale, avremo la riprova che del corpo e dell’anima sappiamo davvero ancora molto poco.

Il workshop si sviluppa in una giornata divisa in momenti di approccio filosofico (ascolto-visione) e in momenti di pura pratica e azione (performance).

Si affronteranno principalmente sia uno dei testi fondamentali di Jean-Luc Nancy quale 58 indices sur le corps/Extension de l’âme nella sua edizione in italiano “58 indizi sul corpo/Estensione dell’Anima”, che l’osservazione dei dipinti di Martin Disler esposti all’interno della mostra dedicatagli presso il MACT/CACT. Saranno proprio questi lavori a fungere da elemento cardine per la performance corale finale.

Durante il workshop i partecipanti verranno coinvolti in attività di gruppo ed individuali al fine di dare ad ognuno gli strumenti necessari per prendere parte attiva alla performance finale Index 58. C.O.R.E Strange foreign bodies.

I partecipanti saranno chiamati ad esprimersi con azioni e manufatti sulla nozione di «anima».

Di seguito l’orario indicativo del workshop e lo sviluppo dei suoi quattro temi fondamentali:

Time Activity

10:00 – Benvenuto

10:15 – Introduzione – Chi siamo/Chi siete

To Create [Creare]

10:30 – Il progetto 58(+1) Indices on the body.

11:00 – Pausa caffè

11:20 – Visita guidata alla mostra Martin Disler: Metamorfosi e l’espressione dell’archetipo.

12:00 – AMAE/DE PINTO’s 58(+1) Indices on the body: Jean Luc-Nancy’s view of the project. Video documento.

12:15 – Lettura dei 63 Indici. Appunti sul corpo, appunti sull’anima.

13:00 – Pausa Pranzo

13:50 – Il nucleo del fuori, il corpo del dentro: confronto con gli oggetti/confronto con l’altro.

To Organise[Organizzare]

14:10 -A ciascuno il proprio indice. Brainstorming: scelta e motivazione.

15:00 – Pausa caffè

To Rationalise [Razionalizzare]

15:40 Raccolta Finale: gli elementi della propria anima.

To Enunciate [Enunciare]

15:50 Dare voce alla propria anima. Questo è il mio racconto: Indice ”xx”

16:00 Prove in loco – Vestizione delle anime, in attesa.

17:00 Conclusione – Aspettative e Ringraziamenti (proiezione di un corto motivazionale).

17:20 Selezione dei posti per la performance

17:40 Coffee Break – Tempo libero e relax in giardino fino all’inizio della performance.

18.30 Il pubblico e noi. Inizio performance Index 58. C.O.R.E Strange foreign bodies.

19.30 Fine performance

Si ringraziano:

Il Filosofo Jean-Luc Nancy per la sempre squisita collaborazione.

Il MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Svizzera, per ospitare il workshop.

Il CFAR The Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University, Regno Unito, come partner culturale.

I facilitatori nonché guide di questo percorso.

AMAE Art Collective. La ricerca del collettivo contamina i linguaggi tradizionali della comunicazione d’arte (poesia, video, audio, fotografia, installazione, performance), con i mass-media attraverso opere fotografiche e performance, spesso trasmesse in streaming. AMAE ha recentemente avvicinato le teorie queer con un gruppo di opere sviluppate grazie al supporto della Birmingham City University. Le opere esplorano la teoria del Sé, la percezione della sessualità e l’influenza terapeutica dell’arte nella costruzione dell’identità. Opere recenti:

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “The otherselves series”, Act. 1: Indelible – Performance. Performance Space, London Hackney, Londra, (UK) 2013

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “Re-staging the wound”. Performance.

Boltz Club, Birmingham, (UK) 2013.

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “How many drops for chaos?”. Performance.

MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Svizzera, 2013.

http://www.amae-art.com/

http://mybodyisyourbodyproject.wordpress.com/

 

Pier Giorgio De Pinto èun artista trans-disciplinare, un curatore, un teorico e un media trainer.
De Pinto utilizza fortemente i nuovi media creando esperienze performative e ambienti immersivi in cui coinvolge il pubblico. La mappatura del corpo come genius loci (spirito del luogo) personale riferito ad una psico-geografia ben precisa è tra i suoi temi, cui l’artista sta lavorando prendendo spunto tematico dal mondo televisivo e dal cinema, o, dalla società che ci circonda.

Alcune sue recenti partecipazioni:

2014 Creatures #3 [.BOX] Milano (I).
2014 End in Nation. Mostra collettiva presso Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Firenze (I).
2014 Late at Tate Britain. Art meets film: Moving image. Mostra collettiva presso Tate Britain, Londra (UK).
2013 Oslo Night Arts Festival, evento BYOB. Collettiva presso Haus für elektronische Künste, Basilea (CH).
2013 Soft-in Soft-out [encoding and decoding]. Mostra personale presso Riss(e), Studio Ermanno Cristini, Varese (I).

http://www.depinto.it/
http://futureisnow.culturalspot.org/home

 

Martin Disler (1949-1996) è stato un pittore, scultore e scrittore svizzero tedesco. Emigra in Germania dove si unisce al Gruppo Neue Wilden che pratica un nuovo stile espressionista che sempre più prenderà piede nel nord Europa. Negli anni tra il 1970 e il 1980 opera come artista in numerose città europee e negli Stati Uniti.

Nel 1982 espone un ciclo di opere a Documenta VII. In Italia inaugura una mostra durante i lavori della Biennale di Venezia del 1984. Un paio di anni dopo tiene una sua importante personale al Kunstmuseum di Basilea. Tra il 1989 e il 1991 realizza 66 bronzi per l’opera Häutung und Tanz/The Shedding of Skin and Dance” (Mutare e Danzare/lo spargimento di pelle e Danza) che diviene la sua più grande esposizione di opere in bronzo. Viene esposta presso la Whitechapel Gallery di Londra, presso la Kunsthalle di Basilea, il Lenbachhaus, in Monaco di Baviera, e presso il Museo Wilhelm-Lehmbruck, a Duisburg. Le 66 sculture antropomorfe furono realizzate presso il suo studio a Lugano assistito da Giorgio Staro. Nel 1994 a cura di Mario Casanova espone parte dell’opera appena citata presso gli spazi del Castel Grande a Bellinzona e al contempo realizza presso il CACT Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea del Ticino l’opera murale “Wie Vögel auf toten Bäumen” (come uccelli sugli alberi morti).

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Disler

 

Jean-Luc Nancy èun filosofo francese emerito di filosofia presso l’Università di Strasburgo. Insieme a Derrida (cui dedicò a Nancy un ampio studio) può essere considerato il maggior esponente del decostruzionismo.

Il suo pensiero è articolato su diversi piani dalla riflessione più strettamente politica a quella più vasta sull’arte e l’estetica (significativo in questa direzione il testo “Le Muse”). Molto interesse hanno suscitato i suoi libri spesso con forte connotazione autobiografica come Corpus che contiene il testo L’intruso riflessione forte ed emozionante sul suo trapianto di cuore. Ha collaborato con numerosi artisti, Claudio Parmeggiani, Claire Denis, Mathilde Monnier, Abbas Kiarostami, Simon Hantai curando recentemente anche la mostra L’altro ritratto presso il MART di Rovereto in Italia. Negli ultimi due anni, l’incontro con Pier Giorgio De Pinto e il collettivo AMAE per il loro progetto 58(+1) Indices on the body stimola Jean-Luc Nancy a rivedere il suo testo 58 Indices sur le corps ampliandolo con quattro nuovi “indices” appositamente creati per il progetto. Allo stesso tempo per la prima volta registra con la propria voce tutti gli “Indices”. Alcuni di questi saranno performati live o in streaming in alcune occasioni espositive, con AMAE/DE PINTO, come durante il Festival INACT a Strasburgo e l’evento The Voice and the Lens presso la Whitechapel Gallery di Londra.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Nancy

 

58_1_logo cfar_block_blue_JPEGHIGHRES[3] copyGREEN MACT_CACT_CON SCRITTA 2014

Call for the workshop C.O.R.E. Strange foreign bodies.

AMAE/DE PINTO presents:

C.O.R.E. Strange foreign bodies

TO CREATE – TO ORGANISE – TO RATIONALISE – TO ENUNCIATE

WORKSHOP

INFORMATIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS:

piergiorgio.depinto(at)cacticino.net – deadline 12 May 2014

Official communication of the 8 selected participants: 14 May 2014.

WHEN

Saturday 24 May from 10:00 until 17:00 p.m. – Performance at 18:30/19:30

VENUE

MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino, Switzerland

Via Tamaro 1 – CH-6500 Bellinzona

WHO

Conducted by Pier Giorgio De Pinto and Ivan Lupi (art collective AMAE) in collaboration with the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge – no specific training or education is required. Lunch and coffee breaks are offered by MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino.

The Workshop will be held in Italian with a possible simultaneous translation in English.

Framework, motivations and objectives:

Jean-Luc Nancy’s notions of body and soul gave us more questions than answers. In addition to this, while contemplating the artworks of the neo-expressionist painter Martin Disler (1949-1996), we completely abandoned our ideas about the body – in order to find the body again from other perspectives and via other bodies, foreign and strange. The artistic collaboration between Amae/De Pinto, intends to pay homage to Disler/Nancy’s artistic/philosophical research with a choral performance investigating the topics that gave the structure to the works of these two great authors during their lives. The workshop aims to provide the participants with the necessary conditions for an active critical approach to the relationship between body and soul by making such notions physical and tangible, tactile and sensory. If this experiment succeeds through the final performance it will confirm that little is known about these topics.

The workshop will last one day and will be divided into different moments between different philosophical approaches (hearing and viewing) with a few moments of practice and action (performance).

The workshop will mainly focus on both the fundamental: Jean-Luc Nancy’s 58 indices sur le corps/Extension de l’âme (58 indices on the body/extension of the soul), as well as the observation and interpretation of Disler’s paintings exhibited within the show at MACT/CACT. Disler’s pieces will represent the pivot point for the final performance. During the workshop the participants will be involved in both group and individual activities in order to provide everyone with the necessary instruments to take active part within the final performance Index 58. C.O.R.E Strange foreign bodies.

The participants will be asked to express themselves by creating actions and objects that examine the notion of “soul”.

Programme of the workshop and the development of its four fundamental topics:

10:00 – Greetings

10:15 – Introduction – who we are/who you are

To Create

10:30 – The project 58(+1) indices on the body.

11:00 – Coffee break

11:20 – Guided tour of Martin Disler’s show: Metamorphosis and the archetype expressed.

12:00 – AMAE/DE PINTO’s 58(+1) Indices on the body: Jean Luc-Nancy’s view of the project (documentary)

12:15 – Reading the 63 Indices. Notes on the body, notes on the soul.

13:00 – Lunchtime

13:50 – The external CORE, the internal BODY: confrontation with the objects/confrontation with the other.

To Organise

14:10 – Everyone chooses their own index. Brainstorming: choice and motivation.

15:00 – Coffee break

To Rationalise

15:40 – Final re-collection: the elements of our own soul.

To Enunciate

15:50 – Free the voice of one’s own soul. This is my story: Indice ”xx”

16:00 – In situ rehearsal – Taking the habit of the souls, waiting.

17:00 – Conclusion – Expectations and Thanks (projection of a short film).

17:20 – Final decision of the places for the performance located in the three exhibition rooms of MACT/CACT.

17:40 – Coffee Break – Free time and relax in the garden until the beginning of the performance.

18:30 – The audience and us. The performance Index 58. C.O.R.E Strange foreign bodies begins.

19:30 – The end of the performance

Special thank goes to:

The Philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy for his always exquisite collaboration.

MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino, Switzerland, that kindly hosts the workshop.

CFAR The Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom, cultural partner.

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The facilitators:

AMAE Art Collective. AMAEʼs research contaminates traditional languages of art communication (poetry, video, sound, photography, installation, performance) with mass media via photographic works and performances, which are often broadcast live on the web.

AMAEʼs research recently approached queer theory with a group of works developed with the support of Birmingham City University. The works explore the theory of the self, the perception of sexuality and the therapeutic influence of art in the construction of identity.

Recent works:

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “The otherselves series”, Act. 1: Indelible – Performance at Performance

Space, London Hackney, London, 2013

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “Re-staging the wound”. Performance at Boltz Club, Birmingham, 2013.

– MYBODYISYOURBODYPROJECT: “How many drops for chaos?” Performance at MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland, 2013.

http://www.amae-art.com/

http://mybodyisyourbodyproject.wordpress.com/

 

Pier Giorgio De Pinto is a trans-disciplinary artist, curator, theorist and media trainer.

De Pinto concentrates on new media in which he involves the audience, creating performative experiences and immersive environments. Mapping the body as personal genius loci (spirit of the place) referenced to a clearly identifiable psycho-geography is one of the topics on which the artist is working, while drawing thematic inspiration from the television and cinema scene, as well as from the social environment.

Some recent works:

2014 Creatures #3. Solo exhibition at [.BOX] Milan (I).

2014 End in Nation. Group show Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence (I).

2014 Late at Tate Britain. Art meets film: Moving image. Group exhibition at Tate Britain, Londra (UK).

2013 Oslo Night Arts Festival, event BYOB. Group exhibition at Haus für elektronische Künste, Basilea (CH).

2013 Soft-in Soft-out [encoding and decoding]. Solo exhibition at Riss(e), Studio Ermanno Cristini, Varese (I).

http://www.depinto.it/

http://futureisnow.culturalspot.org/home

 

Martin Disler (1949-1996) is a Swiss painter, a sculptor and a writer. He moved to Germany where he joined the Neue Wilden group of painters who would practise a new expressionist style inspired from Northern European culture. In the 1970s and 1980s, Disler worked in numerous cities in Europe and the USA.

In 1982, he exhibited works at the Documenta 7. In Italy his works are shown during the Venice Biennale of

1984. After two years a big solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel. Between 1989 and 1991 he produced a series of 66 bronze sculptures entitled Häutung und Tanz / The Shedding of Skin and Dance, the biggest set of works later exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel, Lenbachhaus München, and at the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg. The 66 anthropomorphic sculptures were created at his studio in Lugano (Ticino) assisted by Giorgio Staro. The last major exhibition of Häutung und Tanz / The Shedding of Skin and Dance took place in 1994 at Castelgrande in Bellinzona, and at CACT Centre for Contemporary Art in Ticino with a mural entitled “Wie Vögel auf toten Bäumen” (like birds on dead trees), both exhibitions curated by Mario Casanova.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Disler

 

Jean-Luc Nancy is a French philosopher emeritus of philosophy at the University of Strasbourg. Along with Derrida (who dedicated to Nancy a large number of studies) can be considered one of the greatest specialists of deconstructionism. His thought is articulated on different levels from the more political perspective to the wider field of arts and aesthetics (relevant is his text “The Muse”). His books generate much interest often with strong autobiographical references as ‘Corpus’, which contains the text ‘The intruder’, strong and emotional reflection on his heart transplant. He has collaborated with numerous artists like Claudio Parmeggiani, Claire Denis, Mathilde Monnier, Abbas Kiarostami, Simon Hantai. Recently Mr Nancy also curated the exhibition L’altro ritratto (The other portrait) at MART Art Museum in Rovereto, Italy. Over the past two years, the encounter with Pier Giorgio De Pinto and the collective AMAE for their project 58 (+1) Indices on the body stimulated Jean-Luc Nancy to revise his text 58 Indices sur le corps, by expanding it and implementing four new “indices” specifically created for this project. At the same time, for the first time, he recorded his voice reading all his “Indices”. Some of these recordings will be performed in streaming or live during events and/or exhibitions with AMAE / DE PINTO among others during the Festival INACT in Strasbourg in May 2014 and the event The Voice and the Lens at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, United Kingdom in June 2014.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Nancy

 

Unfortunately there will be no financial support for:

– travel expenses

– overnight stay

– participation to the performance

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PRODDING JEAN-LUC NANCY

Another extraordinary, unexpected achievement has left us speechless: After our meeting with the philosopher in Freiburg last year, Mr. Nancy accepted our invitation to add a new piece of writing to the existing “58 indices on the body”.

The new indices, n. 60 and n. 61, the text of which will be revealed later in 2014, re-define the pre-existing work by including a “queer” perspective related to sex and gender (there were missing topics in the indices from 1 to 59).

The new paragraphs have been already recorded exclusively for our project; the picture above shows a screenshot of the wave form of the index n. 60.

Prodding a great mind produces great results. Follow our blog and stay tuned. Big news coming soon.

THE PHILOSOPHER’S VOICE

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2013 was definitely a prosperous year for Amae/De Pinto’s 58 (+1) Indices on the body. The philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy agreed to record himself reading the whole of the indices and offered to the artists an exclusive copyright.
The recording, a 45-minute session of slow reading, has been made in French which is Mr. Nancy’s native language and it will be used for further developments in 2014.