Archivi tag: Rome

glitch and outstitution

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:


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).

Ideas for and in and outside Rome are welcome.

from semic to asemic: rome, swiss institute, jul. 6th, 2021


From semic to asemic: writing, artists, books

Conference, Summer Schools, Roma/Online

Entrance via Liguria 20
Live streaming

The encounter will be held in English. Limited capacity of seats.
Register here to attend the event in presence

The event can also be followed online on Zoom.
Register here to participate.

On the occasion of the Summer School Rome – Dimensions of the book, a project which is part of the Master of Fine Arts Program at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Istituto Svizzero hosts an encounter with the interventions by Sara Davidovics, Marco Giovenale, Giulio Marzaioli and Nils Röller.

ugo rondinone: “nuns + monks” @ sant’andrea de scaphis (roma) _ until today

foto di Lorenzo Ciccarelli

carta da parato / tomaso binga. 1976

“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)

fraser, farrell, prater: a reading in rome, at “the almost corner bookshop”, april 22

Roma, 22 aprile 2014, alle ore 18:30
The Almost Corner Bookshop
Via del Moro 45
00153 Rome, Italy

reading di

Kathleen Fraser, Michael Farrell, David Prater


tel. 06 583 6942


abstracta 2012

New Objectivisms: programma di oggi, 18 maggio


in Jacket2

thanks to Ch. Bernstein