In order to compose “Autoritratto”, Carla Lonzi recorded conversations directly, availing herself of the then new technology of the tape recorder. Carla Lonzi by Carla Subrizi Carla Lonzi’s book Autoritratto (Self-portrait) was published by De Donato. A polyphonic self-portrait. The life and work of Carla Lonzi (–) is inseparable from the cultural, political, and social history of Italy in the decades.

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Narrative shifts, discovers variation. Her emphasis is less the material making of art objects, than a kind of creative attention: Well, Lonzi said many contradictory things! Employing techniques of collage and illustration, each assembles her text from an array of verbal and visual cala, yielding a surface of interlocking, disjunctive parts—the kaleidoscopic form.

Seen through this understanding of history, Feminism is neither a promise nor an objective. To appeal to the masses to congeal the information to make bland, mundane … The response is precoded to perform predictably however passively possible. Art Critic and Feminist, organised by the Travelling Feminism research group http: Please click on this link to confirm your subscription. In naming her attraction to the imagery of St.

She directly compares herself with Plath, acknowledging her affinity, yet lays out a key difference: This work added to these discussions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By sky and by water the words are given birth given discretion.

Display comments as Linear Lomzi. He wants to give the church back to the It is a practice in “autocoscienza”, in other words, feminist consciousness raising.

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It was a comfort that other women had experienced such states and spoken of them with simplicity: We are the dark past of the world. The diary is a personal reflection on the type of relationships explored through the autocoscienza groups.


This site uses cookies. Her Self-portrait, published in and now translated into French for the first time, is a book-montage made from conversations recorded with 14 artists where Lonzi deconstructs art criticism and invents a style of writing based on subjectivity, exchange and non-linearity.

On the contrary, it must have seemed incompatible with official art historical narratives, as well as with konzi kind of cultural packaging through which Italian art was promoted in the s and 80s. She makes complete her duration. The artwork becomes an occasion for an encounter. This frustrated my efforts to communicate.

Basil Blackwell,9. The tactic of self-awareness autocoscienza became key and led to a self-determined and self-directed element of social and class struggle.

It is less a transport than a rapporta relation. In effect she requests that they look at her, listen to her, as she does them, and ponder the roles they supposedly fill but undoubtedly exceed. Sabeth Buchmann s intervention was scheduled for this section and I really regret her absence today.

Therefore men, after preventing [women] from living love, offer to them its symbol as an object. Carla Lonzi, lonzl emblematic figure in Italian feminism, was an innovative art critic in the s.

My work autorihratto Lonzi is very much about challenging the idea of the two Carla Lonzis: The human material that appears through this process of subtraction is frightening and dangerous, something that capitalism, the social order, and patriarchal politics try to hide and erase.

The withdrawal from her relationship with Consagra and the rejection of her role as autoriyratto art critic became the means for liberation and a way to reclaim her subjectivity. She had died autoritrattto I was here, and I was her.


Finding Resonances with Carla Lonzi

Moreover, Lonzi clashes with conventions of autobiography by suggesting that a portrait of someone else could represent herself. They come from the exploration of the abyss of solitude and pain, and they seek out the frightening emptiness of freedom. I would like to ground my argument at this historical juncture of trans historical, transnational consequence.

Of course this is also where things start getting complicated!

My translation and emphasis. For example, in the last years of her life, Lonzi was working on an unfinished manuscript Armande Sono Io!

Carla Lonzi – Wikipedia

Equality is what is offered as legal rights to colonized people. Joan of Arc Caroa Her Mission. She wanted to undo the roles linked to her oppression, while constantly trying to articulate her subjective experience within a collective endeavor. From one mouth to another, from one reading to the next the words are realized carlaa their full carlla.

This element constituted the strength and the weakness of the struggles of that time and, inevitably, the complication of handling what is left of them. Of course, the writing of the diary is very much connected to the practice of autocoscienza, but they are not the same thing. I think your commitment to write about Lonzi addresses this need.

This aspiration for the book parallels St. Courtesy Archivio Pietro Consagra.