Fellows in Residence

Bogliasco Fellowship Recipients - Spring 2021


DANCE

 

Virginia  Scudeletti

Virginia Scudeletti – Choreographer/Performer – Italy/United Kingdom

Virginia Scudeletti will focus on her solo practice, which combines elements from various performative medias – from real-time composition to storytelling and abstract movement. She is interested in diving into the “not knowing”: negating the necessity of defining and describing, but exploring the presence of oneself in the current space, in the current story, and in the current world.

 

HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP

 

Daniela Fargione

Daniela Fargione (Literature-Scholarship) – Translator, Professor of Anglo-American Literature and Environmental Humanities, University of Turin – Italy

Reshaping the Real, Empowering Women: Afrofuturistic Speculative Fiction

Daniela Fargione will develop an article on Afrofuturistic speculative fiction. When the term “Afrofuturism” was coined, most of the writers were men and stories male-dominated. Today, this subgenre of science fiction is becoming more female-authored. Their narratives interrogate the postcolonial condition by expressing visions of a non-patriarchal society and more just and equitable futures, eventually proving that speculative fiction is a genre bursting with possibilities

 

Enrico PiergiacomiPhoto Dorin Mihai

Enrico Piergiacomi (Philosophy) – Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Trento – Italy

Theatresophy: the interpretation of theatre and the actor in ancient philosophy (part 1)

Enrico Piergiacomi will be writing a first book based on Teatrosophy, a philosophical popularization project that since November 2014 has been investigating how ancient philosophers interpreted theater and the art of acting. This preliminary investigation will start from the so-called “Presocratics” and will end with Plato/the first Platonists. In parallel to this research activity, Piergiacomi will also reflect on how to transform the material into some lecture-performances.

 

MUSIC

 

Zeno BaldiPhoto Michele Degani

Zeno Baldi – Composer – Italy

Zeno Baldi will focus on a thirty minute collaborative piece commissioned by Yarn Wire, a piano-percussion quartet based in New York City. The work, originally planned for 2020 and postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, involves feedback explorations through/on grand piano strings, drum skin (toms) and metal (cymbals), microtonal tunings and shifting pulses.

 

VISUAL ARTS

 

Luce  Delhove

Luce Delhove – Visual Artist – Belgium/Italy

During her residency, visual artist Luce Delhove will work on engravings, drawings and three-dimensional works inspired by the Villa dei Pini and the surrounding landscape. It is not a question of improvising, but of encounters linked to surprise and discovery, with an objective of realizing her ideas and emotions in three dimensions.