Burgos / Paris
Burgos / Paris
in dialogue with Porpora Marcasciano
moderation by Elia A.G. Arfini
introduction by Sylvia De Fanti / Bluemotion
In Judith Butler’s words, Dysphoria mundi is a “monumental” work. In this summa of his thought, Paul B. Preciado reflects on the end of an old world to build a new one that overcomes limits, oppressions and binarisms. In fact, dysphoria is a general condition that affects all levels of existence in the neoliberal and late-capitalist system: understanding it means understanding the world we live in, its limitations and its contradictions with a critical and proactive spirit. This meeting is a preview of the FUORI! festival and it will have a generational angle: it is aimed at young activists – addressing a letter to them in the book’s afterword – and more generally at the younger generations involved throughout the project. The Letter to new activists that closes this incredibly rich new work represents a tension towards a future that is not only imaginable but also achievable, accompanied by a great trust in the subversive and creative potential of new generations because, as Preciado states: “The history of violence stops under your gaze. That’s how a revolution begins, by tugging away at time and stopping the blind repetition of oppression, opening up the possibility of a new present. Everything must change. Walking among you, I see a new somatopolitical alliance taking shape, capable of completing the transition to a new system. It is ‘history that begins’. It just begins”.
Paul B. Preciado is a philosopher and art curator. He directed public programmes at MACBA and PEI (Independent Studies Program) between 2012 and 2014, curated public programmes at Documenta 14/Kassel and Athens, curated the Taiwan Pavillion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, and is an associate philosopher of Centre Pompidou in Paris. Preciado made his debut as director at the 73rd Berlinale with Orlando. My political biography, distributed by Fandango next autumn and based on Virginia Woolf’s famous novel, winning the Encounter: Special Jury Award, the Documentary Award Special Mention and the Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film. Fandango Libri published: Testo Junkie (2015), Anal Terror (2018), Countersexual Manifesto (2019), Pornotopia (2020), An Apartment on Uranus (2020), Can the Monster Speak? (2021).
h 8:30 pm
Sala Leo De Berardinis, Teatro Arena del Sole
The meeting will be held in Spanish with translation into Italian and Italian Sign Language.
in collaborazione con String Figures – Lo Spazio Letterario e con la Libreria delle donne di Bologna, Patto per la Lettura di Bologna, Fandango Libri, nell’ambito di Patto per la Lettura Bologna
© disegno Paul B. Preciado, progetto grafico Francesco Sanesi
Free admission with online reservation on Vivaticket.