Attempt of A Poem
Performative Workshop Series by Filippo Riniolo, a work of rewriting the Iliad and the other Homeric poems collectively. With a queer, feminist and ecologist point of view.
- Filippo Riniolo
- Performative Workshop Series
- curated by
- jlayda Tunca
- Mahalla Festival Palimpsest, Istanbul
- Official parallel event of 17th Istanbul Biennial
- Produced by
- Magic Carpets programm
- Murat Kahya, Aykut Guler, Selcuk Uzanır
- photo by
- Shahzad Mudasir
- Can Gürses
- Kurtuluş, Kurtuluş Greek School
The Italian artist Filippo Riniolo is participating into the Mahalla Festival with an interactive performance/installation with the title The Attempt of a Poem in the frame of a residency program by MagiC Carpets. MagiC Carpets is a Creative Europe platform uniting 16 European cultural organisations that create opportunities for emerging artists to embark on journeys to unknown lands and to create, together with local artists and local communities, new works that highlight local specificities. Latitudo Art Projects in Rome is a partner of the network and nominated Riniolo to participate in the Mahalla Festival. The emerging curators Ilayda Tunca in Istanbul and Paola Farfaglio in Rome manage the implementation of Filippo’s art project for the Festival.
Within the scope of the Mahalla Festival, Riniolo is offering an interactive workshop series that is inspired by an epic genre called "Nostos". "Nostos" refers to the narratives of heroes from ancient Greek literature. Best-known examples of the genre are Homer’s Iliad, Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid.
Riniolo invites the public to active participate into the process of creating an art work.
RThe aim of the workshop is to reinvent an alternative appearance of the Trojan Horse, The workshop will realized three sessions in total, and is devoted to organizing a 'queer nostos’. A new narrative, a joint poem to perform a chorus with the participants through contempo-queer art communities in Kurtuluş.
R At the end of the workshop, the written text was destroyed and only the audio recording of the work remain.
Session #1: Kirke, 3rd of September