L’incontro del 16 giugno allo Studio Campo Boario, ESISTE LA RICERCA?, è stato – a detta di chi ha assistito – un effettivo successo. Si può dire come presa d’atto, senza alzare la voce. Interventi densi e carichi di suggerimenti. Sala piena, a tratti assai piena, con picchi di una cinquantina di persone.
Alla fine, un po’ prima delle 20, il pubblico ha affollato la sala grande dello Studio, dove c’erano banchetti e banconi di libri. E le vendite, i dialoghi e gli scambi sono andati decisamente bene.
Chi vuole può continuare a seguirela pagina dell’evento, dove per qualche tempo ancora segnalerò materiali e link.
Altro modo per rimanere aggiornati sui passi e passaggi della ricerca letteraria, è visitare gli spazi web degli editori che erano e sono coinvolti nell’incontro, tra cui Tic, IkonaLìber, Diaforia Blonk, il verri, oltre a consultare i materiali del folder pubblico che di volta in volta potrà essere aggiornato. E logicamente seguire https://gammm.org e slowforward.
Differx has not disappeared. On the contrary, it wants to go on trying to study and use the margins and the ever-expanding core of the glitch(ed) art, literature, language, sound; and make the pathologies of the Western logos grow. This is the reason why it launches the trans-cultural word “OUTSTITUTION”: to focus on what this will (maybe) mean.
Let’s wiki: the word “institution” comes from Middle English “institucioun”, from Old French “institution”, from Latin “institūtiō”, from “instituō” (“to set up”), from “in-” (“in, on”) + “statuō” (“to set up, establish”). So my intent —and the aim of differx as a site— is clear:
OUT OF THE INSTITUTION.
Any kind of cultural, literary, artistic initiative is constantly under the control of the authorities through bureaucracy. Any meeting, independent structure, event, must necessarily interact with the corruption and the surrounding wall of the “city”. Perhaps the word corruption is not right. In cities like Rome the dark side of the Middle Ages has never been affected by anything. It never ended. The families who actually own the territory also rule the game. It seems a bad & kitsch distopian conspiracy remark but the sad truth is that —at least in Rome— the nobles and the high clergy are still the backbone of power today, with la haute et la grossière bourgeoisie.
So a policy of temporary autonomous zones is still the only way to play outside the chessboard. (Which hosts only kings and queens).
“Tomaso Binga’s [=Bianca Menna’s] installation ‘Carta da parato’ (Wallpaper) (1976-2017) […]. In 1976, the artist filled every wall space in an upper-middle-class house with wallpaper on which she had manually written ‘a-semanticized’ graphic markings. The artist, wearing an outfit made of the same paper, alludes to the Italian expression ‘being wallpaper’, normally attributed to women who, in certain contexts, had to keep their thoughts and opinions to themselves”.
(Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, curator – with Laima Kreivitė – of the art exhibition and catalog “M/A\G/M\A. Body and Words in Italian and Lithuanian Women’s Art from 1965 to the Present”. Exhibit held in Rome, Jan. 25th – Apr. 2nd, 2018; and Vilnius, Apr. 14th – Jun. 4th, 2018. Catalog published by Quodlibet, p. 75)