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  • drawing by Evelyn Taocheng Wang

PSST…A PLAY ON GOSSIP

APRIL 2018

 

Psst… A Play On Gossip
two evenings of performance, live acts and gestures

Wednesday 4th April
& Friday 20th April 2018
6:00pm to 9:30pm

curated by Adrienne Drake, Ilaria Gianni, Arnisa Zeqo

with Ulises Carrión (activated by Adelaide Cioni and Fabio Giorgi Alberti), Roberto Fassone, Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Louwrien Wijers, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Jahān Xājavi, Arnisa Zeqo.

Psst…A Play on Gossip murmurs, whispers for your attention, wishing to embrace you through two evenings of live acts, gestures, puns, poetry and screenings. Working within the interstices and lapses of language, it focuses on the potential of the spoken word to build our visual imagery, to develop and convey a critical position.

Psst…A Play on Gossip is interested in opening up the expanded power of words as signifiers ‘entering’ a script through a play on spoken, shouted, declaimed and whispered information.

Mother tongues, father tonnes, miscommunicated signals reproduce language as a shifting body.  What triggers our mind in front of the use of a specific term, before the quality of a voice, of an expression, of an intonation, of a linguistic style? How can gossip become a performative tool for artistic reproduction and narrative? How can the anecdotal be interpreted as both an experimental form of critical discourse and as a radical form of knowledge?

Fondazione Giuliani becomes a stage on which the scripts of a play aim to shift the perception of the exhibition space and try to branch out within the visitor’s impressions.

So, hey, psst, we invite you to come sit with us offstage or onstage, play with our play, witness our speeches, our words, our combinations of sounds, and act as vessels in releasing the flow of language in a Play on Gossip.

Wednesday 4th April 2018
6:00pm to 9:30pm
with performances and interventions by Ulises Carrión, Roberto Fassone, Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, and Evelyn Taocheng Wang.

Friday 20th April 2018
6:00pm to 9:30pm
with performances and interventions by Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Louwrien Wijers Martina-Sofie Wildberger, and Jahān Xājavi.

 

With thanks to KNIR Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome