Fellows in Residence
Bogliasco Fellowship Recipients - Spring 2021
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.
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 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.
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.
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.