Giulia showed the work "Prolegòmeni (VII scenes)", a lecture-performance (15' circa) with video screening (13', black and white, without sound, looped).
Audio of the performance (original: IT, DE) on Soundcloud
Audio of the performance (German) on Soundcloud
Video on Vimeo
This work is the first stop ("Prolegòmeni" means introduction) of a longer research on fascist architecture in Italy and its urban and cultural legacy today. How do architectural landmarks, monuments and urban models built in the 1920s and 1930s under Mussolini's regime shape people today and their understanding of public space? How do images, ornaments and inscriptions on public buildings influence cultural and national identity? These questions are the starting point of my research project "Materlingua". I plan to collect materials in various places in Italy, from North to South, that still embody the traces of the ideology of fascist cultural domination in architecture and urban planning. At the first stop in Longega, I collected materials from the so-called Alpini Monument in Bruneck, the Casa del Fascio, the Palace of Justice and the Victory Monument in Bolzano. In the looped video work, these fragments are juxtaposed as seven chapters or scenes and shown as research material; in the lecture-performance, the history of these monuments and their conflictual legacy in South Tyrol is interwoven with poetic explorations of issues of creolisation and border politics through linguistic oppression in a destroyed house.
Giulia was chosen by the LP team and the external jury consisting of Katharina Weishäupl (Munich), Sophia Mainka (Munich/Paris) and Georg Erlacher (S.Vigilio).