Arroz con pollo issue n. 2 : Prophecies and pronouncements is a three chapters series of texts screened and played by performers inside Sibyl Sessions, third step of a trilogy on myths directed by Alessia Siniscalchi: the distant memory of a red/green past imprinted with super 8 film and acridly sweet images from 1960’s Hollywood. A digital, Whatsapp present where human contact is still possible, where live stories proliferate over social networks. A completely virtual, dystopian future where we are prisoners of a technological helmet, self-obsession and individualism, disrupting everything we try to remember about ourselves. In this work, started on the basis of a collective residency in a theatre in Paris during the first week of March 2021, I write prophecies, responses and pronouncements as Instagram Stories.I invited to join german artist Julia Liedel to interact with my writing. 3 writing sections : 1. Paranoid anxiolytic prophecies making you see the future is approaching. Part of a work called : Submit! Why artists are poor? 2. Out of date prophecies. Corporate late prophecies to make you understand that the revolution we were not expecting for is actually something we really looked forward to. 3. Mundane non sibylline pronouncements.

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Prophecies and pronouncements in Sibyl Sessions. Following Medea’s Visions and Oreste will be back, the Kulturscio’k Live Art Collective is bringing Sibyl Sessions to Parco Archeologico di Cuma, Festival Antro. The final work in a trilogy of contemporary, socially-commentating adaptations from Greek mythology, is a mixed media exploration of womanhood and time, mingling a romantic nostalgia for the past with dystopian omens for the future. More than performance, it incorporates film, photography, projections, and live music to create a distinctly unique aural and visual experience. Director and performer Alessia Siniscalchi orchestrates Sibyl Sessions with a team of talented artists, among them musician Phil St. George, visual artist Giovanni Ambrosio, and lighting designer Benjamin Sillon whose projector-helmet adds a new dimension of symbolic beauty to the piece. Radical technological inventions, exacerbated and extreme, become a pretext to tell the present, the past, and the future–the story of the oracle. Giovanni Ambrosio features a four parts installation handled by Benjamin, the text based work Prophecies and pronouncements  

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Prophecies and pronouncements in Sibyl Sessions by  Kulturscio’k live art collective at Museo della Moda di Napoli. Open dress rehearsals Thu Jun 30th, Fri July 1st, Sun July 3rd 2022 Prophecies and pronouncements is a three chapters series of texts screened and played by performers inside Sibyl Sessions, third step of a trilogy on myths directed by Alessia Siniscalchi: The distant memory of a red/green past imprinted with super 8 film and acridly sweet images from 1960’s Hollywood. A digital, Whatsapp present where human contact is still possible, where live stories proliferate over social networks. A completely virtual, dystopian future where we are prisoners of a technological helmet, self-obsession and individualism, disrupting everything we try to remember about ourselves.     In first chapter, Out of date prophecies, I re-use and slightly re-write letters from CEOS and general marketing texts stating how important is, after George Floyd death, to promote human rights and to prevent injustice.   In the second chapter, following the flow of guru’s, handcrafted experts, theorists with any scientific culture which are now populating our connectivity based society, I offer mundane and non sibylline pronouncements: Killing kills.   The third chapter is a series of anxiolytic prophecies coming form my work Submit!, analysing the marketing literature aiming to intercept a huge reservoir of potential buyers: artists. They…

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How do I archive? How do I archive a performance which is not mine in  K. Revue trans-européenne de philosophie et arts 8 – 1/2022: Medea and the laceration of Care / Medea: la lacerazione della cura How do I archive a performance which is not mine? How do they perform an archive which is not theirs?What exactly is the subject of stage and theatre photography? What should it depict or archive? Why images are required? Working outside the limits of a discipline, it is thrilling to shift, in and with theatre photography, from the space designed to be the limited area in which a photographer can activate his point of view of a wider space without boundaries. How do I archive a performance which is not mine?in Medea’s is an archive/installation/sculpture/performance. A photo archive from the long term creation process of Medea’s visions, directed by Alessia Siniscalchi, is engraved in blocks of printed papers/photographs bound with a plastic ribbon coming from an on-line low cost printer. The ribbon is fragile and can be easily broken.

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Stage photography is a pioneer species, going from a soil to another, obeying to other laws, claiming other rights. Stage photography as performative act + collective path planning + field recording. Gestures producing photos are influenced by the space composition: live music, other bodies, field sounds, voices and speeches, performed lights, architectures, objects, trees, plants, soils. This is a photo book relating Oreste will be backcreation residency at Kulturfactory contemporary international residency, December 2020. Based on a pretty uncommon procedure in photographs: we have been freed from the need to be ourselves and our pictures (Giovanni Ambrosio, Imma Di Lillo) are no more our pictures. You can shift from a cinematic approach to more iconic views: that’s probably the only documentary value of our pictures vis-à-vis OWB.  Giovanni Ambrosio

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The Sibyl Sessions project (working title) is an on going work by Alessia Siniscalchi and her collective Kulturscio’k. The tragedy, the myth, the oracles, the prophets. A theater where the text is reduced, summarized, destroyed, to take advantage of the creations where image, sound, effects, art, radical technological inventions, exacerbated and extreme, become a pretext to tell the present, the past, the future. Or to glimpse what we don’t want to know about the human condition. Sibyl oracle prophet? In this work, started on the basis of a collective residency in a theatre in Paris during the first week of March 2021, I write prophecies, responses and pronouncement as Instagram Stories. Beyond the artists working with Kulturscio’k on a regular basis, I invited to join german artist Julia Liedel to interact with my writing. All pictures : © Roberto Di Mola.

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