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ALFREDO JAAR, Le ceneri di Pasolini

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ALFREDO JAAR, Text by Gabi Scardi

“In his work there is an underlying sensation that there is an inalienable correlation between ethics and aesthetics… that reality can be not only related but also constructed: constructed through the energy and the critical attitude towards art and culture, through their possibility to interact with the widest possible social contexts, to transmit values and through new visions of development, to respond to the fundamental needs of contemporary life.
[…]
To Pasolini he dedicated the video The Ashes of Pasolini (2009) that the artist produced especially for the exhibition “The Fear Society”.
These are the words Alfredo Jaar uses to present his project: “I will present a short film entitled The Ashes of Pasolini. It is a modest film about the death of an extraordinary intellectual.
It is mostly based on documentary material discovered after 1975, the year of his death, and before. As you know, it is still unclear who killed him. But for me, it has always been clear why: it was because of fear. Fear of his voice, fear of his life style, fear of his ideas, fear of his opinions, fear of his intellect. He was the totally complete intellectual: a filmmaker, a poet, a writer, a journalist, a critic, a polemist. He was totally involved in the cultural and political life of his time. As an artist he took risks, broke the rules, he created his own rules. Pasolini wrote one of the most beautiful poems of the 20th century titled The Ashes of Gramsci (2005), a eulogy to another great Italian thinker, Antonio Gramsci. The title of my film is based on this poem by Pasolini but I chose it to write a eulogy to Pasolini himself. In these dark times in which Italy finds itself, Pasolini’s voice is sorely missed.”[…]
see entire text in PHOBIA PAPER

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Written by thefearsociety

June 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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  1. salve! il testo di Phobia Paper è reperibie solo in lingua inglese?
    grazie tante.

    fabiana tuzzo

    June 18, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    • Phobia newspaper is just in english. But the catalog maybe will be translated in spanish & english.

      thefearsociety

      June 19, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  2. thank you so much!

    fabiana tuzzo

    June 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm


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