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Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves ch.II
19 October-19:00/15 November-19:00
Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves ch.II
Imagining – shaping feminist constellations
Curated by Sara Guidi
October 19 – November 15, 2023
Archivi Mario Franco – Casa Morra. Archivi d’Arte contemporanea
Salita San Raffaele 20/c, 80136 Napoli
Opening October 19, from 7pm
The project Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves ch.II, curated by Sara Guidi, will be inaugurated at Archivi Mario Franco – Casa Morra. Archivi d’Arte Contemporanea on Thursday October 19, at 7pm. The first chapter of the project was hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen, in July 2023.
Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves is the result of research on the artistic path of the Nemesiache, a feminist group founded in Naples by Lina Mangiacapre (1946-2002) in 1970; the group’s commitment lasted about five decades.
Where do our memories lie? How to re-signify them, internalize them? What kind of relationships can we establish within an archival realm? The curatorial project invites the audience to engage with selected archival material, including written and audiovisual material, photographs and costumes.
Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves ch.II will be on display at Casa Morra until November 15, during regular opening hours.
The project includes a workshop curated by Mattias Gimigliano, a performer and artist based in Berlin. The workshop, titled In This Garden of Stars, I Was, I Can Be explores consciousness-raising practices, focusing on vocal and physical exercises.
The project is open to all voices and bodies and takes place at Giardino Liberato di Materdei (Salita S. Raffaele, 3 – Naples) on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 of October.
In This Garden of Stars, I Was, I Can Be is free of charge but reservation is required, info&subscription: email@example.com
Read more on the workshop: here.
Our Truths Flow Together With the Waves comes with an online catalogue, which focuses on the Nemesiache’s artistic path and explores ways to revive their methodologies and approaches in the present.
More info and subscription: here.
The newsletter program, initiated in July 2023, provides subscribers with interviews featuring some of the members of the Nemesiache, along with critical content contributed by Giulia Damiani (performer, curator, writer and professor at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam – the first researcher to study the Nemesiache’s path), Sonia d’Alto (curator and researcher at the HFBK in Hamburg), and Sara Guidi (project’s curator). The newsletter also includes a performative guide on perception curated by Mattias Gimigliano.
Critical content is collected by Nero Magazine and Reading Aloud.
The artistic-feminist group Nemesiache was founded in Napoli in 1970; the term “nemesiache” refers to Nemesis, a mythological goddess in Greek mythology who enacts to restore harmony violated by egocentrism and hubris, traits which characterize the patriarchal societies. The notion of justice claimed by the Nemsiache does not refer to social order or legal systems; instead it focuses on a dimension where women can explore and express their inner selves. Many of the activists of the group identified (and still identify) themselves by referring to women characters of mythology, such as Daphne, Echo, Medea, Nemesis, Niobe…
The feminist struggle pursued by the Nemesiache is deeply connected with the city of Napoli, its Mediterranean landscape and myths. The group combines the struggle for women’s liberation with the defense of the Neapolitan sea, which is threatened by privatization, pollution and urbanization. The Nemesiache’s exploration of pre-roman mythology arises from their interest in body language and transcend the oversimplified mind-body duality. Through gestures, rituals, music and dance, the Nemesiache raised their own way to explore and affirm inner dimensions, identities.
The group’s path is characterized by the affirmation of creativity as a form of political struggle; in that sense, activism and artistic practices intersect, rejecting professionalism and embracing multi and interdisciplinary approach across various media.
We are not interested in the crisis of male creativity, we as Nemesiache know the our new dimension or, let’s say or metaphysic, turn everything down, our creativity is our world that emerges, explodes by turning down everything, and discovers infinite, fantastic unknown dimensions (The Nemesiache’s Manifesto, written in 1970, published two years later).
Partners: Trust nel nome della Donna, Giardino Liberato di Materdei, Reading Aloud, Nero Magazine e ST:ART.