This is definitely a thing [ENG-IT]

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A still from “Fruits” by Ernestyna Orlowska, Les Urbaines 2016. Photo: David Wohlschag

Les Urbaines turned 20 this year, it is a remarkable platform to see exciting live works and new international productions on the threshold of theatre, dance, art and music. I arrived in Lausanne with a beautiful train journey through the mountains from Milano, which was not enough to wake me up from the realisation of how expensive everything is in this steep lakeside Swiss town. Keep reading on Juliet

 

Anita Garibaldi [IT-ENG]

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Jacopo Jenna for SelfPleasurePublishing, 2016. Photo: Caterina Riva at RIVIERA 

In my inbox there’s an email that begins with “Dear Caterina,” but the rest of which is clearly a cut and paste job from the board of yet another art institution, thanking me for the time I have spent preparing my application but telling me that they have chosen another candidate.

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Realpolitik [IT-ENG]

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Luc Besson, Leon, 1994, film still

Paris, August 2016

I get out of the metro at Belleville, I find the usual hecticness and racial mix, I look for the exit on the boulevard and on the stairs I glance at Catherine David, with a Cleopatra-like makeup that enhances her dark eyes and contrasts with her white complexion.

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Just Human

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Janet Lilo, Engagement, video still, 2013

September 2015

Dear Janet,

The last time we met in person was November 2014. You were in France on a site visit for an exhibition project and I came from Italy to see you.

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Speranza

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Renato Leotta, image from Favignana, 2016

The first night he got on the island, after a bumpy ferry ride, the stars were bright overhead and he felt like being out of time but also gently alive. Continue reading: http://incurva.org/2016-renato-leotta/#cr                                   Caterina Riva, 2016

Published in Renato Leotta’s Aventura, Aventura, Peripezia published by Madragoa, Lisbon

 

Les Limbes [EN-FR]

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Exhibition view of Les Limbes at La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, Photo: Pierre Antoine, 2016

How do you keep something current?

How can you keep something alive that became part of you in a specific place, at a specific time, with someone specific?

How can this private feeling become public and meaningful to other people, people you have never met, people you have just met, people you will eventually meet?

Caterina Riva, 2016

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FormContent

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It’s not for reading, it’s for making, 2009. Collection of legs by Hans-Peter Feldmann

Dear FormContent,

How are you?

We have been separated for quite some time but I loved you very much in your infancy and cared for you when you had a name, a home in London (moving from an arch on Brick Road to a studio complex in crane infested Dalston that was gearing up for the Olympics) but you were still growing up and deciding what you wanted to become. It was a playful phase, full of experiments and people and it entailed quite a bit of travelling too.

 

 

 

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