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This Is Not The First Time
It was a sunny day when the earth was declared flat again. The world was too much complex. A fresh starting point was needed. Flatness implies formal and absolute equality of point of view. The line is its form. The news was perceived as revolutionary. Flat Earth’s supporters welcomed the declaration with pure joy. They used to do trips at the extreme border of the earth to be sure it was flat. To be precise no one brought back effective proofs to sustain flat heart theory. But the declaration arrived and they could go back home. They actually wanted to prove they were right. They were declared right, it was enough. Those nostalgic for the sphericity were suffering. So they decide to move, to go and see with their own eyes. They wanted to prove the relativeness of their own point of view.
Mingling For Chimera
From the logbook of Europe 2018, p. 1
“At the very beginning, nature was mean and generous at once, for this we had to live together. We develop our self as a living machine more generous and meaner than the nature. Our life meant someone else death. We have born as innocuous tumours of a lavish body. We become individual cells functionalized to a global death process. Since all this life around us started to produce this opulence, we live now separated from nature in a permanent state of conflict. So for us, the umpteenth flat earth declaration was a windfall. Cities were tainted. Only those who were taking part to the indefinite process of accumulation germinated giving death to all the others bodies. The others were almost suffocated. Knowing this, some of us, those who had the fortune to had contemplated nature, escaped. The leak was like a bleeding. There was no plan. It was impossible to establish a geometrical plan. The cartography of a movement is difficult to be drawn. We reject to live under the rule of an equivalent general universal whatever. We escape every piece of territorialized land. We exchange energy for energy. We take notes and we don’t forget. We give back our life, but we ask your death.”
Hyperreal narrative requires adjustments
While we are organizing Mingling For Chimera in Sicily, Europe is turning fascist, from Sweden to Italy, from Germany to Hungary. Fascism is not a nostalgic word. We use it to describe those governance models and living behaviors where the majority/minority binarism is taken to its extreme consequences. The more complex is the question, the simpler is the answer: we are the majority, we have the power to decide. In such a time, people don’t believe in nothing, just in the power of the mass and they look for a saviour. In a period like this, migration is declassified to a border control policy problem, civil and social rights are something we can’t afford anymore, social spaces are closing, racism explodes, diversity is seen as deviant, climate change is bullshit. Some of the people involved in the project are MACAO’s activist. Others are artists who had the possibility of benefiting from MACAO in terms of residency, grant, contacts, studio, visibility. Others will pass by MACAO for the first time on 17 November, date on which we will present the residency work. MACAO is the New Center for Art, Culture and Research in Milan. The most innovative Italian cultural institution. MACAO is under threat of eviction. This fact implies that we take it in consideration in building the speculative frame we will work in. MACAO’s struggle is our struggle. We are everywhere.
Youngboyswritinggroup - Leonardo Ruvolo, Alessandro Veneruso, Giovanni Bozzoli, Abibou Ndiyae / Shadow Pugilist aka Giuseppe Calamia / Natalia Trejbalova / Matteo Nobile / Pierre Bujeau / Jo Vàvra / Marco Furlani / Jonathan Gobbi / Lisa Andreani / Ferito Vitaly / Valeria Mazzucchi / Natalie Abbott / Giorgia Castellano / Selma Aka Bauchfrei/ Freya Edmondes aka Elvin Brandhi / locals from Alcamo
We intend to cover all the participants’ travel expenses.
The total budget for these expenses is around 1200€. This means that there are between 11 and 12 travels to cover. 6 people are arriving from Milan, the others from different places around Europe. So, considering that the travels from Milan are cheaper (around 70 € roundtrip), the others can spend around 150 € each. If there’ll be any specific situation let’s talk about it. We would love that everyone knows the economy conditions of the others. We ask you to pay in advance, the sooner you book, the cheaper will be. Usually 5 weeks before your arrival is the perfect time to book. We will pay you back within the end of the residency, or, in case we don’t reach the budget, by the end of november.
If it’s not enough, remember some stuff:
Passing through Milan might be cheaper than flying directly to Palermo.
There is the possibility to cover the costs of the return flights of the ones who are interested in participating to our event at MACAO, in Milan on 17th November.
Long flights are never cheap, let’s discuss case by case.
Mobility in Alcamo. The place we will stay it's outside the city center (4/5 km). You can reach it by bus from Palermo. We will pick you up at bus station in Alcamo. The municipality will give use 2/4 electric bikes.
Food: We are in contact with some locals producers. We are thinking to buy some stuff directly from the wholesaler (wine would be part of the deal). For other stuff like meat, super alcohol, or anything else, we can collect money together. Please inform us if there is any vegan/vegetarian/food intolerant.
Accomodation: In the house there are a lot of beds. I’m thinking to provide bed sheets as well, but if u have your sleeping-bag, bring it with you.
1.10 - 31.10: Music recording studio
10.10: walk from the Pathetic Castle to the Terme Libere di Segesta
17,18,19,20,21: Filming things
20-21 groupshow at Baudaz in Alcamo city center
-workshop with traditional sicilian popular singer
-workshop of ceramic
27.10: the party to make the budget
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