Lived Bodies, Affect and Effect

On Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m., Ardesia Project returns to Parsec for the presentation of the second instalment of Lived Bodies: Affect and Effect of the Anticamera project, temporarily inhabiting Parsec’s spaces with an immersive display of the research work carried out by the artistÉ™ and authorÉ™.

The long-term project Anticamera curated by Ardesia Project brings into dialogue the work of authors who make photography and writing their research tools on the theme of the body. Divided into four chapters, Anticamera represents a place of contamination between genres and approaches with the aim of exploring different angles on the theme of the body in a cross-disciplinary and open manner, encouraging moments of exchange between each author’s research work.

Lived Bodies, Affect and Effect is the second chapter of this journey and delves into the body as a sensory organism through which to feel and interface with the world. In this chapter, the body is understood as a changing and infinitely responsive organism, an intimate ally, a sensual interface with the material world that allows us to touch, hold, caress, hear, taste, smell and live in connection with each other and our surroundings. If one can listen, the body is a very reliable sentinel, able to alert and guide us on our path. The body remembers, with or without conscious memory work; it absorbs and stores experiences, emitting a series of signals, sometimes imperceptible, sometimes at the most unexpected moments. We navigate and occupy the space of the world according to its possibilities and limitations; we endure the traumas it brings, the spasms of pain, the bitter betrayal of illness; we are comforted by the intimate pleasures of a caress, by feeling loved, by the nourishment of warm soup on a winter evening. All this while preserving the implicit awareness that we inhabit a fragile and finite body; as Yehuda HaLevi wrote, “It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.”

Friday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
Lived Bodies: Affect and Effect presents works by artists Sofia Masini, Giorgia Zaffanelli and Semin Hong and writings by Lee Rae Walsh, Carolina Brown and research duo Becky Warnock and Seth Plimoth.

The installation will also be public on March 23 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM.
Admission is up to you or with a Parsec membership cards

Ardesia Projects is a cultural association dedicated to the research and dissemination of contemporary photography and visual culture through curatorial activities, courses, workshops and publications. Ardesia was founded to foster new contacts and collaborations between professionals in the field in Italy and abroad, promoting sustainable working relationships based on principles of transparency, fairness and mutual support, and with the desire to contribute to the deepening of research in the photographic culture field. Founded by Michele Amaglio, Benedetta Casagrande, Dimitri D’ippolito, Leonardo Falascone and Giulia Parlato, Ardesia Projects counts international collaborations with entities such as Brighton Photo Fringe, Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Centre Claude Cahun (Nantes), exhibitions and artist residencies with international authors and educational workshops.