Jeremy Young/Frau Lelli, Alessandra Eramo

On November 13th, 2021, the first Occulto night after a 15-month hiatus will start in the afternoon, because embracing contradictions is what we do best. We’re happy to present the premiere of the audiovisual duo composed by Jeremy Young and Frau Lelli, and a solo performance by Alessandra Eramo.

textîles at FRACTO 2021

The digital project textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes makes landfall at FRACTO 2021 as a performative space where facts and fictions about textile artifacts and practices can be reclaimed from an archipelago of alternate worlds, and spun anew.

Plant Liaisons

It quite irritated me, re-reading that I had called them “my” plants (in the previous photo journal post). Is that pronoun correct? Aren’t plants rather “ours”? Or don’t they belong to themselves?
Now I know plants can’t hear me. But we do breathe the same air and belong to the same soil.

Occulto 7: Art-I-Ficial

Tilted poplar trees trying to straighten up in a lab, Alan Turing’s jokes and prophecies, a 18th century machine that utters “MA-MA”, the discarding of the words “discernible”, “underwear” and “sphagnum” as waste, the portrait of a machine learning system as a botanical artist, self-delusion at the service of the secret services.