“Psst… A Play On Gossip” at Fondazione Giuliani, Roma

Psst… A Play on Gossip, two evenings of performance, gestures and live acts at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018.
Ph. Roberto Apa.

 

Fondazione Giuliani presents Psst… A Play On Gossip, two evenings of performance, live acts and gestures curated by Adrienne Drake, Ilaria Gianni, and Arnisa Zeqo, with interventions by Ulises Carrión, Roberto Fassone, Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Louwrien Wijers, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, and Jahān Xājavi. Psst… A Play On Gossip second appointment will take place on Friday, 20 April 2018, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

“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.”
 Adrienne Drake, Ilaria Gianni, Arnisa Zeqo

 

Psst… A Play on Gossip, two evenings of performance, gestures and live acts at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018.
Ph. Roberto Apa.

 

Psst… A Play on Gossip, two evenings of performance, gestures and live acts at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018.
Ph. Roberto Apa.

 

Psst… A Play on Gossip, two evenings of performance, gestures and live acts at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018.
Ph. Roberto Apa.

 

Psst… A Play on Gossip
Friday 20 April 2018, 6–9:30pm
with performances and interventions by Roman Ondak, Marco Palmieri, Catherine Parsonage, Wu Tsang, Louwrien Wijers Martina-Sofie Wildberger, and Jahān Xājavi

Fondazione Giuliani | via Gustavo Bianchi 1, Roma
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