Location Livorno, IT
Cesare Pietroiusti
December 5, 2020

02. Cesare Pietroiusti

Cesare Pietroiusti, photo courtesy by Ela Bialkowska Oknostudio, performance Quadriennale Rome (2016)

In this audio-performance, Cesare Pietroiusti follows the stream of air that goes from the outside to the inside of our body making the tongue vibrate in the oral cavity. A physical and enjoyable act that associates speech activity with an autoerotic condition.

“… pleasure, that of the mind and that of the body, everything starts from there, from here rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and spreads circularly in all directions, like a wave in the air …”

At the end of the seventies, in conjunction with the completion of his medicine studies with a thesis in Psychiatric Clinic, Pietroiusti approaches the Jartrakor study center, founded in Rome by Sergio Lombardo, contributing to the development of the “eventualist” theory, which proposes a model of research between artistic experimentation and scientific analysis. During the eighties, the artist participates in the Piombino Group, experimenting with a series of interaction practices with the public that anticipate the poetics of the every-day life that spread in the nineties. In the following decades, Pietroiusti progressively moves away from the conventional methods of the art system by practicing -through irony, paradox and the unconscious involvement of the other- an action of continuous rethinking of the current logic of economic exchange and social communication. In recent years his practice has identified in the laboratory practice, a model that, by combining formation and exhibition activities, offers the possibility of the horizontal development of thought and knowledge and overcoming disciplinary dynamics.