monocromi. (una storia del bianco) / nicola ponzio. 2011


bianco solfato di bario / bianco fiore di kiwi / bianco belletto / bianco brillante / bianco venere / bianco sottoveste / bianco berteroa comune / bianco di Kresmer / bianco splendente / bianco vetro / bianco opaco / bianco artico / bianco barbagianni / bianco traslucido / bianco bismuto / bianco di Genova / bianco ermellino / bianco Bonalumi / bianco montano / bianco spettro / bianco totale / bianco balsamo / bianco capitello / bianco soffione / bianco satinato / bianco cristallo / bianco sfolgorante / bianco fiore di biancospino / bianco candido / bianco tovagliolo / bianco traffico / bianco bloodroot / bianco sbiadito / bianco Bernini / bianco segnale / bianco solfogeno / bianco appariscente / bianco ranuncolo dei ghiacci / bianco sclera / bianco argilla di china / bianco spento / bianco classico / bianco anacardio / bianco campestre / bianco architettonico / bianco zucchero / bianco artiglio / bianco sbiadito / bianco scultoreo / bianco balena / bianco asciugamani / bianco asphodelus albus / bianco aspirina / bianco zaffiro / bianco meringa / bianco assoluto / bianco assorbente / bianco canarino / bianco candela / bianco busta / bianco canottiera / bianco pernice / bianco sole / bianco aulin / bianco rapa / bianco aureola / bianco ossido di titanio /bianco Rothko / bianco azalea / bianco autoreggenti / bianco fiore di prugnolo / bianco camicia / bianco axolotl / bianco azzurro / bianco raso / bianco betulla / bianco barboncino / bianco resina / bianco calza / bianco bacca di vischio / bianco banana / bianco calla / bianco canfora / bianco bicarbonato di sodio / bianco avorio / bianco sperma / bianco anemone / bianco camelia / bianco basilica / bianco cavallo / bianco argento / bianco vaselina / bianco bavero / bianco ceramica / bianco argenteo / bianco burro di karité / bianco acquerello / bianco sudario / bianco attinia / bianco Borromini / bianco cacca d’uccello / bianco Acropoli di Atene Continue reading “monocromi. (una storia del bianco) / nicola ponzio. 2011”

fusione di terza fase / giulio marzaioli. 2011


FUSIONE DI TERZA FASE from Giulio Marzaioli on Vimeo.


Il progetto in fasi di Giulio Marzaioli nasce con Moduli di prima fase (La Camera Verde, collana ‘felix’), prosegue con Voci di seconda fase (Arcipelago, collana ‘ChapBook’) e, in terza fase, con una fusione di moduli e voci. Sui testi di prima e seconda fase, grazie all’intervento di Gaia Rinaldelli, sono state compiute analisi di linguistica computazionale. Attraverso l’elaborazione dei dati ottenuti si è ricavata una partitura verbale che viene sottratta alla lettura per andare a costituire il tessuto sonoro del terzo atto. All’ascolto e alla visione è quindi offerta questa ulteriore tappa del percorso che l’autore, con la collaborazione di Michele Zaffarano, affida al film Fusione di terza fase.



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eleven conversations / richard prince. 1976

Like most everybody else don’t like to be broke, that means I like money. Reaching in my pocket and feeling paper gives me meaning. But if I was to gamble in London with two best friends, I’d bring along credit cards. I’d feel uncomfortable if I was to bank out of neighbourhood and was told then insisted that my personal cheque was of no value, but on the same hand, I’d feel short if I was to treat aesthetic realism friends to dinner only to find I had small change.

Like most everybody else I like to be entertained, that means I usually watch television. Prime time variety shuts me down. But when I festival with ‘new school’ friends, I get in deep with Bergman’s black and white. I’d feel funny backgrounding Friday nite poker with message and medium, but on the other hand, I’d feel silly if I visited minimal friends and brought along my baseball cards for trade. Continue reading “eleven conversations / richard prince. 1976”

subtotals / gregory burnham. 1989

Number of refrigerators I’ve lived with: 18. Number of rotten eggs I’ve thrown: 1. Number of finger rings I’ve owned: 3. Number of broken bones: 0. Number of Purple Hearts: 0. Number of times unfaithful to wife: 2. Number of holes in one, big golf: 0; miniature golf:3. Number of consecutive push-ups, maximum: 25. Number of waist size: 32. Number of gray hairs: 4. Number of children: 4. Number of suits, business: 2; swimming: 22. Number of cigarettes smoked: 83. Number of times I’ve kicked the dog: 6. Number of times caught in the act, any act: 64. Number of postcards sent: 831; received: 416. Number of spider plants that died while under my care: 34. Number of blind dates: 2. Number of jumping jacks: 982,316. Number of headaches: 184. Number of kisses, given: 21,602, received: 20,041. Number of belts: 21. Number of f***kups, bad: 6; not so bad: 1,500. Number of times swore under breath at parents: 838. Number of weeks at church camp: 1. Number of houses owned: 0. Number of houses rented: 12. Number of hunches played: 1,091. Number of compliments, given: 4,051; accepted: 2,249. Number of embarrassing moments: 2,258. Number of states visited: 38. Number of traffic tickets: 3. Number of girlfriends: 4. Number of times fallen off playground equipment, swings: 3; monkey bars: 2; teeter-totter: 1. Number of times flown in dreams: 28. Number of times fallen down stairs: 9. Number of dogs: 1. Number of cats: 7. Number of miracles witnessed: 0. Number of insults, given: 10,038; received: 8,963. Number of wrong telephone numbers dialed: 73. Number of times speechless: 33. Number of times stuck key into electrical socket: 1. Number of birds killed with rocks: 1. Number of times had the wind knocked out of me: 12. Number of times patted on the back: 181. Number of times wished I was dead: 2. Number of times unsure of footing: 458. Number of times fallen asleep reading a book: 513. Number of times born again: 0. Number of times seen double: 28. Number of deja vu experiences: 43. Number of emotional breakdowns: 1; Number of times choked on ones, chicken: 4; fish: 6; other: 3. Number f times didn’t believe parents: 23,978. Number of lawn-mowing miles: 3,575. Number of light bulbs changed: 273. Number of childhood home telephone: 384-621-5844. Number of brothers: 3 2. Number of passes at women: 5. Number of stairs walked, up: 745-821; down: 743,609. Number of hats lost: 9. Number of magazine subscriptions: 41. Number of times seasick: 1. Number of bloody noses: 16. Number of times had sexual intercourse: 4,013. Number of fish caught: 1. Number of time heard “The Star Spangled Banner”: 2,410. Number of babies held in arms: 9. Number of times I forgot what I was going say: 631.
[Harper’s Magazine, July 1989.]

999 rooms, 34-66: rooms of experience / vanni santoni

999 rooms, 34-66: rooms of experience

Room 34
In room 34, dogs are beheaded with cleavers and suspended over buckets to let the blood collect; the heads are thrown in a corner, where a rickety adolescent burns away the hair with a oxyhydrogen torch before piling them up.

Room 35
In wide and bushy room 35, a tiger wanders about.

Room 36
In room 36, your father breaks your nose with a punch.

Room 37
Room 37 is well-set and furnished and upholstered and on fire.

Room 38
Room 38 has no ceiling,
still night there is pitch-black and merciless;
the room is a pool or a pit,
more pit than a pool with its narrow shore
(half a meter of stone or reef)
and there, in the deep dark water, struggling
hard to keep afloat, swallowing gallons
and constantly sucked back in the
briny deep, bobbing like a piece of cork,
in no time surfacing again,
eyes focused on the diminutive shore,
a frenetic young head (sixteen
at the oldest) bearing deep and gory
wound, gashed open by the point of
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lunario… da "vita mia" / pietro consagra. 1953 e 1980 (II)

 

“Menghi illustrato”
Lunario delle previsioni, allucinazioni e consigli

Febbraio 1953

 

  1. Corpora riceve una lettera da Matarazzo.
  2. Si inaugura al Pincio una mostra di Autoritratti di Car­lo Levi.
  3. Turcato perde il libretto degli assegni.
  4. De Chirico si prepara a fare il ritratto di Stalin.
  5. Guttuso si prepara a fare il ritratto a De Chirico.
  6. Natili si prepara a fare il ritratto a Guttuso.
  7. Natta trova un impiego.
  8. Pioggia torrenziale.
  9. Natta perde l’impiego.
  10. Nasce il quotidiano “Aiuto”.
  11. Santi Savarino direttore della Quadriennale.
  12. Venti variabili.
  13. Il dollaro perde quota.
  14. Fatevi vivi con qualche telefonata.
  15. Conversando dimostrate di aver letto i classici del socialismo.
  16. Allenatevi al braccio di ferro.
  17. Piove.
  18. Trombadori perde la borsa di Togliatti.
  19. Portate amici ricchi nelle trattorie.
  20. Procuratevi inviti alle Ambasciate.
  21. Aumentate il tono della voce.
  22. Fate finta di avere fretta.
  23. Attenzione, non fatevi mettere la mano sulla spalla.
  24. Tempo variabile.
  25. Consagra offre filo di ferro al Partito.
  26. Sonego perde la fine di un racconto.
  27. Corpora visto contemporaneamente a piazza del Popolo e a via Veneto.
  28. Un garibaldino di Guttuso strizza l’occhio all’Astrattismo

 

[ da Pietro Consagra, Vita mia, Feltrinelli, Milano 1980, p. 78 ]