EventJune 12, 2018, 6:30–8pm
Artists at Work: Ludovica Carbotta and Sara Enrico
Ludovica Carbotta will introduce her ongoing project Monowe, an imaginary city for one person only. Since 2016, the project has evolved into a multitude of complementary forms, including architectural fragments, the publication of historical documents on the origins of the city and the public manifestation of its only inhabitant. For Artists at Work, she will present the project’s episode Monowe (an interview) where the only inhabitant of the city appears, and questions her own existence in this fictional context. A reading based on the episode will take place and feature script contributions by Carlo Fossati, Gian Antonio Gilli, Orizzontale and Matteo Alis Respino.
Sara Enrico will give a live reading based on her ongoing project à terre, en l’air, which is based on the rhetoric of dance and is an attempt to work with surfaces, shapes and archetypal gestures in a humorous and rhythmic way. For this presentation, she will collaborate with Turin-based artist Andrea Alis Respino and Brooklyn-based artist and musician Byron Westbrook who have contributed a short story, Children’s Games (Possible drafts for a tribute to Bruegel), and abstract sonic textures animated in space, respectively.
This program is supported, in part, by Farnesina Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Italian Academy at Columbia University; Italian Cultural Institute of New York; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.