IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
Sara Giannini
Maquillage as Meditation: Carmelo Bene and the Undead
'Maquillage as Meditation: Carmelo Bene and the Undead', Sara Giannini with contributions by Jacopo Miliani, Snejanka Mihaylova, and Arnisa Zeqo

Partly a script, partly a personal voyage into the psyche of diseducation, this book happens, has happened and will happen on the 31st of October in a place called ‘The Palace of Melancholy’. In this temporal and spatial loop, the figure of Italian actor, author, director, philosopher, and public persona Carmelo Bene is summoned to hopefully be dismissed once and for all. Bene is looked at by the author reluctantly and yet resolutely through inner voices of dissent, shame and rebellion. He is imagined in gatherings that didn’t happen and read through an epistemology of contradiction. In Giannini’s company and support, Snejanka Mihaylova, Jacopo Miliani, and Arnisa Zeqo probe the walls of the Palace, looking for an exit.

Design: Raoul Audouin

ISBN 978-94-92139-21-4
pb, English, 2021

20.18

439 in stock