The fourth edition of the Festival City of the 100 stairs, on the theme "Space Report Body", will open Friday, June 15, at 17.00, Aula Magna of the University of Basilicata, Via Nazario Sauro, by a keynote address to Umberto Galimberti dedicated to the subject's body in Western culture and the work of Silvio Giordano Morbus II Matter Sine.
UMBERTO GALIMBERTI The body in Western culture
There is more reason in your body and in your best wisdom
F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The body speaks symbolically ... in the sense of abolishing the bar that has separated from the soul. And 'in fact that this separation has opened the mind of Western metaphysics and psychology, which has always been based on contrast values R03;R03;(body / soul, true / false, good / evil, beautiful / ugly, real / ideal ...). "The fundamental belief of metaphysicians is the belief in antitheses of values" (Nietzsche).
The body opens instead ambivalence. And 'the encounter with its rising and its ambivalent appear unmotivated, who claims to be this, but that, too. And by her ambivalent nature of the body is an endless abundance of signs in front of the knowledge itself shows his inability to sort, classify, to subscribe to the core, thus losing its grip.
The body thereby casting game its polysemic nature and fluctuating. He refuses to offer the economy policy solely as labor power, libidinal economy only as a source of pleasure, as a medical body to heal the economy, the economy as meat for religious redemption, the economy of signs as support signification. In his refusal, the body removes all knowledge of their referent, and economies on their way. And all the swings.
For Galimberti, now repeat the ambivalence of the body and its reality is to experience the body as the guardian of a meaning that is first of all meaning, and that no meaning promoted by scientific decision can destroy, because it is first of all start and continues beyond any conclusion. And that is the challenge of the body ...
Silvio Giordano morbus SINE MATTERS II
It 's amazing that the illusion is so perfect that beauty is goodness.
Pornography does not know the man facing him but his body, the medicine does not know the man facing him but his body. Fashion exposes just bodies "prefabricated" non-persons, sport and only wants the perfect cyborg winning spot on the podium, in the worship of the social network if it's the first rule.
If society did not treat their own bodies and the bodies of others as something outside of perhaps the world would not be that place is getting cold and cynical.
Morbus II Matter Sine is the second chapter of the artistic research of Silvio Giordano. A projection of photographs to accompany the lecture by Umberto Galimberti. Sculptures and installations that address various issues such as human social conditions, religious fanaticism, scientific hybridization, the search for aesthetic perfection of man through cosmetics, mass consumerism and environmental catastrophes such as nuclear deformation body. The aim is to create a critical issue in the viewer through poetic and disturbing images. Reminding us that the dead body dies the soul.