Che Fare? / What Is To Be Done?

 
  presents
Che Fare?

What Is To Be Done?

  curated by Cecilia Casorati
   coordinated by Karolina Liusikova  and  Luca Vitiello
    official link:  www.radioartemobile.it/che_fare

When art cannot be seen, you can listen to it. This simple sentence fully summarizes the meaning of this initiative by RAM radioartemobile. Every day, starting Monday 16th March, the contributions of the invited artists will be collected on the web page dedicated to the project – www.radioartemobile.it/che_fare. Each new contribution will be published at 5 PM CET on the website, on the social media accounts – InstagramFacebookTwitter – and will be broadcast on RAM live www.radioartemobile.it/live-radioartemobile. In this way art can break isolation and not in an abstract way such as proposing images, virtual tours or in-depth lessons, but actually opening up the knowledge of artists, their daily lives, their passions and their ingenuity and, sometimes, their necessary instability. In this suspended and uncertain time yet so similar for everyone, we need different visions, we need to change our ideas, to seek alternative paths, while remaining stable. We need to hear the artists think and speak, and share this time with them, even simply by reading the same books, watching the same movies or preparing their favorite recipes.

Quando l’arte non si fa vedere si fa sentire. Questa semplice frase riassume in maniera compiuta il senso dell’iniziativa di RAM radioartemobile. A partire da Lunedì 16 Marzo, ogni giorno verranno raccolti i contributi degli artisti invitati al progetto sulla pagina web dedicata  www.radioartemobile.it/che_fare. Ogni nuovo contributo sarà pubblicato alle 17:00 CET sul sito di RAM, sui social media – InstagramFacebookTwitter – e sarà trasmesso in streaming radio su RAM live. Così l’arte può rompere l’isolamento e non lo fa in maniera astratta, proponendo immagini, tour virtuali o lezioni di approfondimento, bensì aprendo concretamente alla conoscenza degli artisti, della loro quotidianità, delle loro passioni e della loro ingegnosità e, talvolta, anche della necessaria instabilità. In questo tempo sospeso e incerto e così drammaticamente uguale per tutti, abbiamo bisogno di differenti visioni, di cambiare idea, di percorsi alternativi, pur restando fermi. Abbiamo bisogno di sentir pensare e parlare gli artisti, e di condividere questo tempo con loro, anche semplicemente leggendo gli stessi libri, guardando gli stessi film o preparando le loro ricette preferite.

#01 H.H. LIM  #02 JIMMIE DURHAM 
#03 MARIA THEREZA ALVES #04 LILIANA MORO 
#05 FEDERICO FUSJ #06 FABRICE HYBER
#07 CESARE VIEL #08 FELICE LEVINI
#09 DONATELLA LANDI #10 MASSIMO BARTOLINI
#11 ANNA MUSKARDIN #12 MAGNUS OTTERTUN
#13 EVA MARISALDI #14 GERT ROBJINS
#15 FOSCO VALENTINI  #16 MARCO BAGNOLI
#17 MARCO FEDELE DI CATRANO
#18 ACHIM WOLLSCHEID #19 LUCA VITONE 
#20 IRWIN #21 OLAF NICOLAI #22 ALVIN CURRAN
#23 MAURIZIO SAVINI #24 VLADIMIR TARASOV
#25 LUCA MARIA PATELLA #26 LEONID TISHKOV
#27 GÜLSÜN KARAMUSTAFA #28 FLORIAN NEUFELDT

 

What Is To Be Done? / Che fare #28 | 07 – 04 – 2020
from Berlin (Germany)
FLORIAN NEUFELDT Bat Sound (2020)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare #27 | 06 – 04 – 2020
from Istambul (Turkey)

GÜLSÜN KARAMUSTAFA – What is Not to be Done

What is Not to be Done

Today I am home on the 18th day of my self quarantine.
A situation that you never know when will come to an end. Anxiety strikes with the news from the world and with the growing threat around you. Food stock is lessening every day and you should not waste a single drop of it.

As an artist who I do not have great wish or ability for cooking not like many other friends of mine who enjoy it. Now that I am home something has to be done as it is essential for feeding yourself.

Perhaps the video recipes that I am watching from the internet with great admiration for years would help me at this moment.

I choose a complicated pastry recipe where the woman in the video explains everything as if it was the easiest thing to do.

I apply every step very carefully trying to imitate her but every step takes ten more times longer when I do it.

I do not surrender. I am insistent to follow to the last step to eat this pastry that looks very delicious in the video film.

It takes three hours until it is ready to be put into oven.

After 35 minutes when I take it out the result is horrible. The pastry is hard as stone. What disaster what a waste!!!!!!!!!

What is Not to be Done in the Corona days for me is not to make a dish out of a recipe from the fancy internet video channels.


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare #26 | 04 – 04 – 2020
from Moscow (Russia)
LEONID TISHKOV

1 – LEONID TISHKOV
The song of a lonely sparrow from hospital window
April 3th 2020

 

2 – LEONID TISHKOV
Sk(y)ier –
Action: Moscow, 1999. Artist: Leonid Tishkov. VHS, 2’50”


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare #25 | 03 – 04 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)
LUCA MARIA PATELLA Sotto il Pino

LUCA MARIA PATELLA

“Sotto il Pino”
(ca. 1958)

Nella testa il luogo dei Sogni
è il Novus Caeruleùs

DANte si ritira nella sua cameretta
e sogna che BEAtrice gli è rapita
da un Signore di pauroso aspetto..

Chiede ai Fedeli d’Amore
di interpretare questo suo
Sogno-visione
Il suo primo amico, Guido Cavalcanti
gli risponde che
“vedeste a mi’ parere, onne valore” (!)

 

..e non si sa
se l’aria o il bambino
voglia dire qualcosa..

sotto il pino         
                un bambino
                                 accarezza il risvolto di lana,
un’aria leggera muove i riccioli                    
e non si sa                         
              se voglia dire
qualcosa


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #24 | 02 – 04 – 2020
from Kiev (Ukraine) esilio involontario
VLADIMIR TARASOV



What Is To Be Done?
/ Che fare? #23
| 01 – 04 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)
MAURIZIO SAVINI Recluso con Ezra. Quarantena 2020 (2020)
Musica di Maurizio Savini


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #22 | 31 – 03 – 2020
from Berkeley (California, U.S.A) esilio involontario
ALVIN CURRAN Das Gelbe Vom (2020)
excerpt from Containment Etudes


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #21 | 30 – 03 – 2020
from Berlin (Germany)
OLAF NICOLAI – 7 Postkarten für Innsbruck (2016)

The work 7 Postkarten für Innsbruck came about in the course of an exhibition in the Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck. One after the other, seven “acoustic postcards” arrived; they were presented together with respective 35 mm film projections featuring
close-ups of cut stones. The sender was the singer Noa Frenkel, who reported in this way from various stations of her travels. The pictures of the seven cut stones, which were prepared for the exhibition, served in turn as notations for her songs.
Along with the installation of the cut stones and the film, a work is on view that collages the reprint of a postcard from the Greek-French architect and composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). Xenakis responded to a friend’s request to draw the composer’s music for the friend by also sending a postcard. The front side shows a small drawing that looks like an aerial photograph of stones in a landscape, while the back reads: “Dear Balint, is this what you want? I try to turn out memories so, I think, I become virgin again!”
Similarly to how Xenakis tried to capture his music in the lines of his drawing, the work 7 Postkarten für Innsbruck connects the postcard’s greeting with geology and music: pictures of the presented cut stones become postcards and simultaneously musical notations.

7 Postkarten für Innsbruck – #1 ACQUKRR (2016)
Bristol, March 5, 2016, 3:25 min. Singer: Noa Frenkel

7 Postkarten für Innsbruck#2 ACQUKRW-S (2016)
The Hague, March 4, 2016, 3:54 min.
Singer: Noa Frenkel


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #20 | 28 – 03 – 2020
from Ljubljana (Slovenia)
IRWIN New World Order
poster by New Collectivism (2020)

The poster was distributed in many cities around the world, including Berlin, Beijing, London, Paris, New York, Ljubljana and Moskow.
You can download and print your own copy here: LINK


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #19| 27 – 03 – 2020
from Berlin (Germany)
LUCA VITONE Der Zukunft Glanz (2014)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #18| 26 – 03 – 2020
from Frankfurt (Germany)
ACHIM WOLLSCHEID

1 – Just wondering about metaphors. Whether I could say that our governments are trying to fix the holes in the boat with dollarbills (or whatever paper they take). And whether it seems hopeful, under these circumstances, to be able to swim. Or whether it just doesn’t matter, because not just the bills are simulated, but also boat and water. Might still be better though, to perform, act or swim in a simulated scenario, than to simply submerge. As far as metaphors go.


2 –  Sometimes life in our crisis appears like a looking glass: those who are aggressive seem even more so, those who are kind kinder and the dumb even dumber. Maybe that happens because there are – due to lock downs and curfew – fewer people to actually look at. There is more time and chance to observe. But maybe that kind of magnifying effect also happens because verbal and nonverbal communication intensifies, certain gates that are usually locked might open, and due to the distance we have to keep – we venture to be more explicit.

But maybe “observation” is not the apt term to denote what is letting us pay attention at the moment. Ob-“serve” implies some sense of duty, also a distance to what’s being looked at or attended to. What would be the fitting word for that both curious and anxious motion that has no vantage point or distance – because we are in the midst of something we can’t get away from?


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #17| 26 – 03 – 2020
from Zurich (Switzerland)
MARCO FEDELE DI CATRANO


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #16| 24 – 03 – 2020
from Empoli (Italia)
MARCO BAGNOLI – La memoria degli occhi e la speranza


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #15 | 24 – 03 – 2020
from Lugano (Switzerland)

FOSCO VALENTINI – Zodiaco dei 13 segni


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #14 | 23 – 03 – 2020
from Borgloon (Belgium)

GERT ROBJINS


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #13 | 23 – 03 – 2020
from Bologna (Italy)

EVA MARISALDI, ENRICO SEROTTI Fuori (2006)

Eva Marisaldi, Enrico Serotti, Fuori, 2006
George è un ottimo chatbot. Ha vinto il Loebner Prize al MIT per due anni di
seguito (2005 e 2006). Ci interessa parlare con lui perché non solo
comprende molto bene la grammatica e la sintassi, ma riesce a fare
collegamenti inerenti al soggetto della conversazione. Noi lo abbiamo usato
come co-sceneggiatore in diversi lavori. La peculiarità di George è che, dai
milioni di conversazioni avvenute, si crea una memoria sempre crescente,
indicizzata su vari livelli semantici. Oltretutto, la sua memoria è una
"comunità culturale" molto connotata.
Chi mai si mette a conversare con un programma, se non dei “nerds”?
Infatti George è un grande esperto di letteratura sci-fi, di rock e di informatica,
ma, ad esempio, di Arte contemporanea non sa nulla.
Questo lavoro è un editing di una lunga conversazione con George
sul tema del vento. L
e voci sono di Eva e Levis De Ganello.
La scena è una camera fissa, puntata verso il cielo. Due palme si muovono al
vento, e dato che siamo vicini ad un aeroporto c’è un certo traffico aereo. Due
persone parlano del vento, probabilmente sono sdraiate sull’erba e guardano il
cielo. Però il testo è stato scritto con un chatbot, e la scena è modellata in 3d, con
alberi parametrici che si muovono ad un vento parametrico.


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #12 | 21 – 03 – 2020
from Oslo (Sweden)

MAGNUS OTTERTUN


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #11 | 21 – 03 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)

ANNA MUSKARDIN TRASLARE (2020)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #10 | 20 – 03 – 2020
from Cecina (Italy)

MASSIMO BARTOLINI Il Frutto (1990)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #09 | 20 – 03 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)

DONATELLA LANDI


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #08 | 19 – 03 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)

FELICE LEVINI
Felice Levini – Fuga di Enea (2001) olio e tecnica mista su tela
audio: Friedrich Hölderlin  Alla Speranza (Holderlin: l’Arcipelago e altre poesie)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #07 | 19 – 03 – 2020
from Genova (Italy)

CESARE VIEL Richiamato (2019)
Courtesy: Cesare Viel, Pinksummer (Genova)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #06 | 18 – 03 – 2020
from La Vendee (France)

FABRICE HYBER Inside/Outside …at the beginning


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #05 | 18 – 03 – 2020
from Siena (Italy)

FEDERICO FUSJ – Nuovo Teatro Operativo (2020)


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #04 | 17 – 03 – 2020
from Milano (Italy)

LILIANA MORO


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #03 | 17 – 03 – 2020
from Napoli (Italy)
MARIA THEREZA ALVES


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #02 | 17 – 03 – 2020
from Napoli (Italy)
JIMMIE DURHAM


What Is To Be Done? / Che fare? #01 | 16 – 03 – 2020
from Roma (Italy)
H.H. LIM Daily Music 14/03/2020


 

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