SPORTIFICATION
EUROVISION PERFORMATIVITY AND PLAYGROUNDS

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Franco Ariaudo, Luca Pucci, Emanuele De Donno, Viaindustriae publishing with Colli publishing platform, printed by Grafiche CMF, Foligno (PG), Italy offset, printed in 1 color (black), 3 colors (RYB), 4 colors (CMYK), edition of 800 copies, 17 x 24 cm (softcover), 600 pages (color & b/w ill.) BUY NOW
SPORTIFICATION is a long term research and a set of cultural actions based on several archives about “historical” Eureopean TV casts or Eurovisions (Games without frontiers/Jeux Sans Frontieres/Spiel Onhe Grenzen). Sportification/società, agonismi e giochi senza frontiere (Sportification / eurovisions, performativity and playgrounds), analyzes, with an interdisciplinary approach, the issue of agonism in the public and game in contemporary cities/societies. Sportification  is an inter-disciplinary research focused on analyzing the subject of sport, of agon and of game nowadays. The basis of the work is a critical-comparative and sociological analysis dictated by a wide archive of images and videos of the famous tv-show Giochi Senza Frontiere / Jeux Sans Frontieres / Spiel Onhe Grenzen / It’s a Knockout, which constitues a master guide and a “true” archeology of the competitive action from the times of picturesque villages, to Eurovision, passing through the postpolitical era of European Community. The project deals both with the utopia of a playful society and with the social musculature leading to “sportification” of the collective body and to politicization of sport. It includes several text-contributions: David Robbins, Cesare Pietroiusti, Alexander Skidan (Chto Delat), Luisa Perlo, Claudio Cravero, Cecilia Casorati, Sven Luttiken, Valentin Torrens, Fabio Cafagna, Krzysztof Gutfrański, Gunnar Schmidt, Boris Nieslony, Tom Marioni, The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Elena Volpato, Denis Isaia, Lisa Le Feuvre, Myriam Laplante, Armin Linke, Gianni Magrin. In the book you will find memorabilia, games, masquerade with critical contributions of experts and researchers on the connection between art, sport and society, european and community policies.

I’LL DO MY BEST TO PAINT THE WINDS GREEN
ROBERTO DE SIMONE

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Céline Brothier, Emanuele De Donno, Myriam Laplante, Viaindustriae publishing con COLLI publishing platform, 190 pp, it/eng, 25 x 17 cm, 2016. GO TO SHOP
Catalogo della mostra Per dipingere i venti, per disegnare dal vero di Roberto De Simone, a cura di Myriam Laplante presso COLLI independent art gallery, Roma. “Catturare un momento fugace e trasformarlo in infinito” potrebbe essere la chiave per decifrare il lavoro sfaccettato di Roberto De Simone. La sua opera è poetica: sublime ma razionale, audace, ironica e abbagliante. Sin dai primi anni Ottanta ha lavorato con una serie di media: oggetti, disegni, fumogeni, luci, fenomeni naturali, dispositivi tecnici, video, audio, fotografie e installazioni. Dai lanci spaziali agli oggetti in scatola che potrebbero generare eventi reali, le sue visioni prendono vita: immagini non solo intrinsecamente legate alle parole, ma anche il risultato di un’accurata ricerca scientifica. La mostra, curata da Myriam Laplante, presenta opere emblematiche della sua poetica dell’infinito. Le installazioni sono dispositivi progettati non solo come semplici opere ma concepiti per produrre e moltiplicare il segno, per dipingere i venti, per attingere alla realtà.
Catalog of the exhibition Per dipingere i venti, per disegnare dal vero by Roberto De Simone, curated by Myriam Laplante at COLLI independent art gallery, Rome. “Capture a fleeting moment and transform it into infinity” could be the key to decipher the multifaceted work of Roberto De Simone. His work is poetic: sublime but rational, audacious, ironic and dazzling. Since the early eighties, he worked in an array of media: objects, drawings, explosives, lights, natural phenomena, technical devices, video, audio, photographs, and installations. From space launches to canned objects that could possibly generate real events, his visions came to life: images not only intrinsically linked to words but also the result of accurate scientific research. The exhibition, curated by Myriam Laplante, presents emblematic works of his poetics of infinity. The installations are devices designed not only as mere works but conceived to produce and multiply the sign, to paint the winds, to draw from reality.

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