In order to compose “Autoritratto”, Carla Lonzi recorded conversations directly, availing herself of the then new technology of the tape recorder. Carla Lonzi by Carla Subrizi Carla Lonzi’s book Autoritratto (Self-portrait) was published by De Donato. A polyphonic self-portrait. The life and work of Carla Lonzi (–) is inseparable from the cultural, political, and social history of Italy in the decades.

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She is here at once the one who looks and the one looked at—inside the screen and watching it; spectator and actor; audience and performer; writer and written … [35]. To scatter the words.

We Are All Clitoridian Women: Notes on Carla Lonzi’s Legacy

Her critique extended itself beyond magazines; autorotratto happened in her diary, her conversations with Pietro Consagra collected in the book Vai Pure [ Now You Can Go]. These texts are not only among Italian feminism s most important documents, they also represent feminist experiments with writing, creativity and knowledge production in which Lonzi reinvents a number of traditionally minor forms of expression: How did she begin to ask to be affirmed by the world, and how rich were the rewards?

What if, when she wrote the truth, everything she made was broken and covered in blood? It signaled the beginning of a process of dis-identification from the roles that organize and hierarchize life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For example, Lonzi’s final, and most well-known, work in the field of art criticism, “Autorittrato”, was cagla forgotten.

The same threat hangs over both: The effect of the idiom cannot be anticipated. Authenticity is often described as something that is already there and that needs to become manifest.

Narrative shifts, discovers variation. In fact it frustrated me, it prevented me from existing.


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At the same time that Cha stresses the irreproducibility of the individual life gestured at, though hardly captured by the photographic imageshe points to the exchangeability of her martyr-protagonists: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Carka is perhaps even more striking is the way these counter-discourses emerge from the actual structure of the book.

It is a story, ultimately, about the military entering the terrain of that thing called culture. In other words, intellectual production cannot become politically useful until the separate spheres of competence to which, according to the bourgeois view, the process of intellectual production owes its order, have been surmounted; more precisely, the barriers of competence must be broken down by each of the productive forces they were created to separate, autorigratto in concert.

On the other hand, in Vai Pure Now You Can Go, Lonzi focuses on her romantic relationship with the artist Pietro Consagra to describe the clash of two different worlds: Her father owned a small industrial company and her mother dedicated her life to the nurture and education of Lonzi and her four siblings. Interestingly, the artists at that time were happy with the outcome.

Once, I had the revelation that I was Sylvia Plath. Within this broad comparison exists a very particular site of overlap. Cha describes the stultifying effects of signification where dissensus is not in play: Francesco Ventrella will focus on Lonzi s Autoritratto in the framework of a feminist-queer reading of the text, which will put her in dialogue with important Anglo-American feminist theorists; Chiara Fumai, who is part of a younger generation of feminist artists, will close the day by recounting her own involvement with Carla Lonzi s feminism in her performative practice.

Someone had to start it, and the sensation I had was that either that would be me, or else nobody would have saved me, so I did it. Ignatius Press, The spread follows the title page of the fifth of nine sections named for the Greek muses: While it is not widely recognized, Lonzi was greatly invested in film and theatre both as a spectator and creator throughout her career. Carla Lonzi March 6, Florence.


In addition, could intimate methodological tools, inherited from feminist practices, lead to new forms of artistic production and creativity and at the same time reveal acts of omission in the art world? You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Very quickly, Carla Lonzi came to occupy a central position in Italian feminism, which, paradoxically, is also one of the reasons why Autoritratto was so quickly forgotten. Beside wanting to focus on Lonzi s rejection of formalism, Sabeth projected to discuss this shift in relation to a biopolitical agenda of emancipatory identity politics of that time. She had been erased, and this autogitratto me really angry.

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Back to the figs, Plath saw what hung within reach, and preferred to die. What follows is an edited version of a much longer exchange.

In this practice of self-awareness and consciousness-raising, the desire to express oneself, when shared with others and their experiences, is transformed into a political act that demands space outside the realms of the private and urges sociocultural change.

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