2.11./10.11./24.11./26.11. -AN EXHIBITION IN FOUR ACTS
PRESS RELEASE 23 nov
FOURTH ACT 26.11
– What can be done when nothing can be done?
(The same space.
The textiles are on the floor.
Franco is reading his poetry.)
“What can be done when nothing can be done?” a poetry reading by Franco Bifo Berardi,
Monday 20.00-22.30 at Sinne Iso Roobertin Katu 16
For once Franco Bifo Berardi shares his poetry publicly.
Franco Berardi as a philosopher, cultural theorist and political and media activist has been traveling and participating in activities concerning the becoming of the world in the age of capitalist agony. Trying to follow the speed of the frantic dynamic of apocalypse he is trying to map this process and is asking himself; what invention will be able to call humans out of
the abyss? And who will be able to gather thoughts and emotions of solidarity? Since long we had the premonition of the collapse that now is well perceived by everyone who has eyes to see, ears to hear, and brains for understanding.
Franco Berardi Bifo is a philosopher, cultural theorist and political and media activist. Berardi was a key figure in Italy’s first free radio station (Radio Alice) and the magazine A/traverso which he founded in 1975. Like many others involved with the Autonomia movement in Italy in the 1970s, Berardi fled to Paris, where he worked with Felix Guattari in the field of
schizoanalysis. During the 1980s he contributed to Semiotexte (NY), Chimeree (Paris), Metropoli (Rome) and Musica 80 (Milan). In the 1990s he published Mutazione e Cyberpunk (Genoa, 1993), and more recently: Felix (London, 2008), The Soul at Work (Semiotexte, 2010), After the Future (AK Press, 2011).
The fourth act of the exhibition was set in motion on Monday 26th of Nov. Anders Smebyes work “I´m not here”, is re-hung every week throughout the exhibition period. The material choreography is questioning forms of corporeal presence in the exhibition space.