Articolazione n.2 / ISIDE CALCAGNILE 2020

The installation created by Iside Calcagnile engages in conversation with the performer who inhabits it and finds a protective space in it. The surface of the white parallelepiped is moved by the oblique shadows of the branches, which thus become part of the rhythm of the word, evoking its heterogeneity and unpredictability; at the same time, the space becomes devoid of centrality, a reason for endless research. From the emptiness of this absence seems to come to the voice of Francesca Eleonora Capizzi, who interprets a text she has composed, followed by shadows.

The voice questions the possibility of communication that is not integrated, never centred, never direct: the branches become the symbol of communicative schizophrenia that can only be grasped in portions, signs, rhizomes so that the word escapes from the body without a precise direction or destination. If the performance begins with the monologue, we then have come to realise that it is no longer clear what it has become, who or what it has gone through, where it came from, what kind of relationship it has activated and towards what direction, object or movement.

Iside Calcagnile (Bologna, 1993) graduated in 2016 in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and in 2019 she obtained a second level diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, a path that leads her research towards an ecological approach to the various processes of knowledge. Isis works with different media, from painting on paper and board to writing and installation. Her practice takes shape from the thought of the epistemologist Gregory Bateson and philosophers including Deleuze, Guattari, Agamben and Ponge. His works isolate different elements to give rise to new physiology, they reduce complex bodies into fragments to rediscover their pattern or an under-reported peculiarity. In most cases each component of the work, often represented by recycled materials, enjoys the properties of the neighbouring elements with which it establishes a relationship, opening up to the possibility of an encounter.