NERO is pleased to introduce Lions after Slumber, a series of talks curated by Martina Angelotti and Francesco Tenaglia, each one accompanied by a programme of art-videos and films in part selected from the Video Archive DOCVA, and in part chosen by the invited guests. The talks alternate some of the most interesting exponents of the british scene – Federico Campagna and Owen Hatherley – and the perspective of an artist duo based in Paris – Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson – that will also present In Search of UIQ, a movie born from the sci-fi script never realized by Felix Guattari.

As part of a side project with Careof DOCVA, we will be presenting on our blog a series of original contributions from the guest speakers, in which they describe their choice of films and set the mood for their upcoming talk.

Lions after Slumber provides a reflection on the themes of Work, Urbanism and Media Culture connecting with the urges and reality of a fast transforming city such as Milano in the years before the Expo 2015.

The aim is to present to the Italian public the theoretical work of a representation of a new generation of thinkers, coming, mostly, from the world of blogging in the early 00s, a cutting edge mix of cultural critique and aesthetic analysis.

They gradually entered and became prominent in the international, academic and non-academic public debate, also thanks to the support of publishing houses such as  Verso Books [] and Zero Books [].

The project is structured around three talks that take place every two weeks. In the week following every conversation, Careof DOCVA will host a mini cinema: a programme of art-videos and films chosen by the authors and related to the different themes.

Lions after Slumber is supported by NERO, with a specific project for the blog.

Federico Campagna on the topic of Work and Religion.

Born in Milan in 1984, he works in rights management at London’s Verso Books. His book The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure (Zero Books, 2013) will be translated into Italian in 2015.

He has been invited, amongst others, in the talks: Whistle While You Work: palpitations of productivity (South London Gallery, London, June 2014); Radical Thinkers: Federico Campagna and Saul Newman Present The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner (ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, February 2014).


Owen Hatherley on the topic of Urbanism and Architecture.

Born in Southampton in 1981, he writes for Icon, the Guardian, Frieze and Building Design. He is the author of Militant Modernism (Zero Books, 2009) and A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (2011) and A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys Through Urban Britain (2013), both published with Verso Books.


Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, present In Search of UIQ.

Artists and filmmakers, they are co-founders of Terminal Beach, a cross-media arts platform investigating new configurations of image, sound, text and spectatorship. Together, they have made films and photo-essays, sound and videoinstallations, solo and group exhibitions, performances, experimental radio shows as well as publishing numerous texts.



26 September 6.30 p.m. > 1° talk with Federico Campagna

from 26 September to 8 October

from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. > mini cinema

9 October 6.30 p.m. > 2° talk with Owen Hatherley

from 9 to 22 October from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. > mini cinema

23 October 6.30 p.m. > 3° talk with Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson

7.15 p.m. > screening In Search of UIQ (HD, 70 min, 2013)

from 23 to 29 October from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. > mini cinema


Careof DOCVA –  via Procaccini, 4 20154 Milano
26 September – 29 October 2014