“There isn’t arrival there isn’t break there isn’t departure, but the relentless following”
Patrizia Vicinelli, I fondamenti dell’essere
Poet, performer, artist, experimental filmmaker from Bologna: thirty years after her demise, Archivio Aperto celebrates the poetry of Patrizia Vicinelli (1943-1991) with Patrizia Vicinelli – In transito, a composite project curated by Giulia Simi and dedicated to the rediscovery of her figure, with events, screenings, readings and exhibitions.
Opening event of the XIV edition of Archivio Aperto, Patrizia Vicinelli – In transito is starting Thursday 2nd September at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, when her images, her voice and her words will meet live the trumpet of Paolo Fresu, one of the most renowned jazz musicians internationally. An original live sound addition during which there will be, for the first time in colours, the work Apotheosys of schizoid woman, a booklet of visual poetry made between 1969 and 1970 during her exile of the poetess in Morocco, and published in 1979 in black and white on the avantgarde magazine «Tau/ma», founded and directed by Mario Diacono e Claudio Parmiggiani. The booklet resurfaces thanks to an archival research which shed light upon 27 diapositives made with partner Gianni Castagnoli and extends in its multifaceted opulence of signs and materials: the graphic trait, the collage, the excerpt from newspapers, magazines, telegrams, medicine boxes all live with Vicinelli’s thoughts and family pictures.
The booklet weaves with never-seen images from the film archive of Home Movies – a Super8 film from the 1970s and an excerpt of the Non sempre ricordano (1987) video performance, both shot by Castagnoli – and Alberto Grifi’s pictures, preserved by association of the same name. It isn’t the first time that Vicinelli’s words and Fresu’s trumpet meet: the two of them made, in 1989, the show Majakovskij il Tredicesimo apostolo, a concert for voices and trumpet later published in a CD by label Cramp Records – extremely rare as of today.
Reservation is compulsory and seats are limited. You can buy your ticket on Vivaticket at this link. In person sale will take place on 2nd September only, at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, starting at 18:00.