Christian Patracchini
 

PAROLE PAROLE

I will be reading a few verses from Knots at Parole Parole a poetry event organised by Giovanna Coppola and Clover Peake.  The readings have links with poetry’s ancient purpose where poetry was part of entertainment and ritual for a bigger occasion. The event seek to create an environment where all the senses are engaged and readers and listeners come together for a social experience.

Wednesday 24th of May . 7pm
34 Thayer Street Marylebone W1U 2QX

KNOTS

I am delighted to announce that my first collection of aphorisms and one line poems ‘Knots‘ has been published by a new independent publisher ZenoPress and will be available to the public on Monday 2nd April 2017.

Here is where you can purchase KNOTS

Knots

‘A NATURAL TENDENCY’

My new poem ‘A Natural Tendency’ has been published by Burning House Press

https://burninghousepress.com/2016/11/29/a-natural-tendency-by-christian-patracchini/

SOME EXCERPTS FROM ‘DOUBLE ORDERING’ CAN NOW BE READ ON MY BLOG

Double Ordering is an art writing project. It is a collection of various sentences and notes taken by myself during the past ten years from a vast array of books and essays. These sentences have been shoveled, reshaped, horded and moulded together through my own filter in order to form a topology of human perception that might or might not have something to do with who we actually are. The result is a creation which is absurd, incompatable with the course of life, overwhelming, and which has in itself no finality, no limit and no outcome…

http://christianpatracchini.com/double-ordering/

DRAWINGS EXHIBITION – ‘SKETCHES’

I was invited to present a selection of works for a series of events around the topic of sketching and drawing in collaboration with REM. Please check detailed program here. Thursday 11th August 2016. Curated by Cristiana Cobianco ed Erika Moretto.

https://schizzincucinablog.wordpress.com/christian-patracchini/

http://www.remweb.it/pensando-disegni

POEMS ON VISUAL VERSE

I am please to announce that my poems ‘A Natural Tendency’ and ‘A Calm Soliloquy by the Ocean’ have been published on the Visual Verse Website.

http://visualverse.org/writers/christian-patracchini/

READING AT THE MARSDEN WOO GALLERY

I will be presenting as part of an Enemyproject event, a new piece of text written in respose to the exhibition by Alida Slayer ‘Lexicon’ at the Marsden Woo Gallery.

SHADOW MAN AT BRIXTON BOOKJAM

I will be reading a new piece of writing called ‘Shadow Man‘ on Monday 7th March 2016, at the Hootananny, the night will include a special Bowie Tribute.

Featuring - Ben Moor, Martin Millar, Douglas Thorp, Hestia Peppe, Kevin Cummins, Nathalie Dubruel, Christian Patracchini, Richard Skinner, Liz Zumin, Gigi Robinson, Stefan Clarke and Caroline Paterria -

See more at: http://www.brixtonbookjam.com/readersspeakers/#sthash.ijve492B.dpuf

A WORLD WITHOUT WORDS IV

January Saturday 9th 2016 | 7.30pm-9pm
Apiary Studios
458 Hackney Road
London E2 9EG

For our fifth and final event of this program, returning to the site of our debut event, a World Without Words V will bring together some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and researchers in neuroscience to offer their expertise alongside contemporary, groundbreaking artists and filmmakers.

Featuring, to be confirmed – Daniel Margulies, Joshua Alexander, Christian Patracchini & Sarah Kelly, Usha Goswami, Elena Agudio.

http://www.aworldwithoutwords.com/program/

ART WRITING THE BODY FESTIVAL – AARHUS 2nd to 6th DECEMBER 2015

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I have been commissioned to present two performances at Aarhus Litteratur Center, which since 2013 has worked to examine, visualize and qualify the field of Art Writing nationally and internationally. The long-termed aim is to create a national knowledge center for Art Writing in 2018. We wish to delegate competences and qualities, network, experiences and possibilities, which can contribute to the knowledge centre’s profile and strengthen its identity and distinctive character in the future. Project Art Writing is developing a network and cooperates in Denmark, the North and Europe. The knowledge centre attempts to be established on a creative, interactive, digital archive which can be reached from all over the world and which thereby can consider various languages at the same time.

Project Art Writing has been selected as a ’strategic project’ in connection with the focus on projects with a long-term perspective of The Capital of Culture 2017. It means that we in the years to come has committed to deliver a number of programs is a progressive course which culminates in 2017.

The term ’Art Writing’ covers a genre-hybrid containing a number of heterogenic writing practices, which are in play in the contemporary visual culture. Analytic and poetic text-based art can be understood as modalities of writing – both fictive, critical and theoretical – and at the same time closely in dialogue with the visual aspects: Art Writing relates equally to other forms of artistic and aesthetic practise. The text is experimental and can unfold in combination with for example pictures, form, body, materials, sound, light and space. The written text can both be regarded as medium for art historiography as well as medium for artistic practise.

http://www.litteraturen.nu/artwriting/

NEMICI: RICH MIX ARTS CENTRE – NOVEMBER 11th 2015

An ambitious celebration of contemporary Italian & British poetry and art in London! Curated by Steven J Fowler, the first instalment of the Nemici project will take place in London, and will bring together Italian poets from all over Italy and all over Europe, to work in collaboration, as pairs, with a series of British poets. Each pair will produce original work for the night, in what should be a great testament to the dynamic potential of collaboration alongside the best of the rapidly evolving 21st century Italian literary tradition.Nemici: Saturday November 7th 2015 at the Rich Mix Arts Centre

I will be performing a poem written in collaboration with writer Richard Skinner

http://www.theenemiesproject.com/nemici

REMIXING F.M.R.L AT CAFE OTO – JULY 20th 2015

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I’m thrilled to be taking part in Daniela Cascella remix project alongside practitioners like StevenJFowler & David Toop
https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/daniela-cascella-fmrl/ …

MAHU: AN EXHIBITION AT THE HARDY TREE GALLERY – JUNE 6th 2015

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6 June: London, Hardy Tree Gallery, http://www.theenemiesproject.com/mahusound. With Christian Patracchini, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Jess Chandler, Mark Peter Wright.

WRITING SOUND 2

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A growing collection of texts and sounds, performances and talks initiated by Daniela Cascella. Assembled by Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Rune Søchting, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery.

Dismembered by D.Cascella, Julie Lillelien Porter, Rune Sochting, Signe Lidén.

Full project details http://www.lydgalleriet.no/?page_id=1170

Project blog: http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com/

TEMPTING FAILURE

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I am very excited to take part in this year 
Tempting Failure click here for more info and dates.Tempting Failure will play host to around 50 artists from the 3rd to 8th November with an extensive programme throughout Bristol City, including FREE workshops, performance, talks and more.The festival will conclude with a spectacular celebration of performance on the 7th & 8th November at our home in The Island, Bristol.  This site of the former city police station, provides a unique and immersive opportunity to discover work in the former cells, holding areas, exercise yards of this period location.

STOLEN VOICES

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I will be taking part in this workshop lead by Johanna Linsley, the Live Art Development Agency, Sound and Music and Arts Bournemouth for DIY11.

Stolen Voices is about eavesdropping. It is about listening-in, or the way listening is always positioned in space and in time. It is about overhearing, or the stuff we add to everything we hear – the biases and associations that help us construct identities for those who surround us. Finally, it is about the (often uncomfortably) unstable border between private and public that we all negotiate by existing in common with others. Taking place over one weekend, and alternating between independent fieldwork and group creation, this workshop culminates in an ‘Eavesdropping Cabaret’ – details on this to follow once attendance is confirmed. 

http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-11-2014-johanna-linsley-stolen-voices

PERFORMING POPLAR – 21/07/14

I am doing aperformance at the opening of the new Performance Space.
https://spacehive.com/performingpoplar

KNOTS – 06/07/2014

A new writing project presenting a collection of one line poems and aphorisms. Each one of the poem/aphorism in Knots is an event in the making, a nexus of tempos, a cluster of rhythms responding to different influences. Restrained yet precise these poems/aphorisms do not operate, in conflicting frequencies, in distant part of the waveband, but are subject to interference – they are even interferences themselves. They are capsules of intensity that foreground the process of perception taking form.

To order a copy please email me at cp@christianpatracchini.com

TRASH – 07/05/2014

I will be taking part in this event with a new performance centred around the theme of discarded objects, this group exhibition shines a light on the abundance of waste and material goods and the impact it has on our societies. Artist reproduce, reinvent worlds and invest old thrown away material with new meaning.

http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/trash/

FLOWS – 27/03/14

This will be the second of a new series of events presenting a program of writing and performance, creating a platform to develop the text-action association. The project is conceived as a response to the often upheld dichotomy between writing and performing. This time the event will take place at ]performance s p a c e [ on Thursday 27th of March 7.30-9.30

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PURE PERFORMANCE – 21/03/14

I am taking part in this event at the TrySpace Gallery
http://trispacegallery.com/pure-performance/ 

PERFORMANCE OPEN – 15/02/2014

Very excited to present a new piece called ‘The Ether and your Anger’ at the opening of the new ]performance s p a c e[

FLOWS – 26/11/2013

I am curating this new series of events at the convergence of writing and performance.
Flows proposes a platform to develop the text-action association, taking an incursion into its resonances antagonisms and permeations. Each event will include both emerging and established artists and writers.
The first event will take place on Tuesday 26th of November at the Vibe Gallery.

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RESIDENCY IN ATINA (ITALY) 9/18 August 2013

From the 8th to 18th August 2013 – I will be part of a group of artists who will participate in a residency in Atina (Italy). The project will engage with the idiosyncrasies of the location; the infrastructure, the people and its history.

https://www.facebook.com/ColouritAtina

BORDERLINE FESTIVAL – 25/06/13

I will be presenting a new performance called Zeroing at the Blackfriars Crypt in Norwich on the 25th of June 2013 for the Borderline Festival. Full info about the festival can be found at  Borderline Festival .