10 January 2012

Favorite Things 2011: Jennifer Scappetone

I was in Rome for the better part of the year, surrounded by an unusually broad series of astonishments; this list reflects that, with many neighbors included whose works I was lucky enough to witness in the making. Glosses of the astonishments largely found at oikost.com.

Giuliano Mesa, Poesie 1973-2008 (La Camera Verde)

Janet Cardiff, Forty-Part Motet, at the Biennale di architettura di Venezia

The reinforced-concrete domes of Pier Luigi Nervi

Luigi Moretti's studies of Borromini at the Academy of Saint Luca

Andrea Zanzotto, "The Carnival of Venice"

Karen Yasinsky and Huck Hodge, Pools of Shadow from an Older Sky for 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope

Paul Rudy (various) and Erika Eckert (viola, in window of the Casa Rustica), duet in rain for At Rome Around Jovian Moons for 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope

Aparna Keshaviah, various bharatnatyam compositions

William Kentridge, studies and storyboards for Norton Lectures and for William Kentridge & Peter Galison, The Refusal of Time

Marvin Trachtenberg, Building-In-Time (Yale)

Caroline Bergvall, Meddle English

The so-called Dea di Morgantina, returned to Aidone by the Getty after long controversy

Il Cretto di Alberto Burri

Emilio Villa, notes toward an etymological dictionary of the Italian language and a dictionary of myth

Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young, Editors, A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism

Patti Smith, Just Kids

Wolfgang Scheppe & the IUAV Class on Politics of Representation, Migropolis: Venice/Atlas of a Global Situation

Fausto Romitelli, Professor Bad Trip, performed by the Ensemble Dal Niente

The Grand Piano, choral reading at Small Press Traffic

Charles Bernstein, Attack of the Difficult Poems

Federico Fellini, Le notti di Cabiria

Pamela Lu, Ambient Parking Lot

Occupy Wall Street, various instantiations

Contrasonic protest through “Ode to Joy” at the Royal Albert Hall, 9/1/11

Marco Giovenale, Storia dei minuti

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