TEACH BACK is a sound and visual performance that needs the active partecipation of the public.
The idea is to activate a place in which experiment a dialogic form, a multi-item “composition”. Starting from the basic inhomogeneity of its partecipants, they will cause creative interferences made on the threshold of immediate events, like jazz music improvisation.
About two years after the forced closure of the CRAC by the Bruno Munari Artistic High School in Cremona, the Public Center in the Editions Postmedia Books publishes the book TEN YEARS 2004 – 2014 Arte, educazione, formazione, lavoro, spazio pubblico of Dino Ferruzzi, a book that documents ten years of research / action in the field of contemporary art and teaching.
The rich photographic apparatus and the texts that compose the book have been conceived as a set of thoughts collected over time, a multi-handed narration, an accumulation of readings, suggestions, meetings, which attempt to reveal and identify, in a transversal way, the contours of a biopolitical dimension of art, education, training, work and public space.
In addition to the texts by Dino Ferruzzi e Gianna Paola Machiavelli, CRAC founders, the book is enriched by the testimonies of Marcella Anglani, Katia Baraldi, Fabrizio Basso, Silvia Cini, Maurizio Coccia, Emilio Fantin, Mario Gorni, Pablo Helguera, Giancarlo Norese, OsservatorioinOpera (Piero Almeoni e Paola Sabatti Bassini), Luisa Perlo a.titolo, Paolo Perticari, Mara Predicatori, Mili Romano, and with an interview with Micol Costantini, a student at DAMS in Bologna, friends and artists, curators and scholars with whom moments of study, sociability and operability were shared more closely.
The printing of the book was possible thanks to the activation of a fundraiser from below, and a series of events that favored the direct involvement of many people, with whom we shared virtuous collaborations and common interests.
Everything began in 2014 with the project Io vedo, io guardo curated by Annalisa Cattani, presented for the first time at Novella Guerra in Imola, during the Re-birth day, part of the “Il Terzo Paradiso” by Michelangelo Pistoletto and then hosted by Artforms and StudioMDT studios with venue in Prato, thanks to the collaboration of the couple Simoncini-Tangi, with the aim of reinforcing the concept of solidarity, relation and dialogue.
Io vedo, io guardo is an exhibition event conceived as a stand-up and meeting moment about themes like resistance, rebirth and civil commitment in favor of CRAC in Cremona founded by Dino Ferruzzi and Gianna Paola Machiavelli that in 2014 was forced to interrupt its ten-year activity of exhibition, workshop and training courses for young people in contemporary times through art.
The main reason of this third meeting hosted by Careof, is the presentation of the publication of CRAC ten-years, strongly wanted and promoted by the stand up on its own, who from a driving force has become a towed event.
The process of mutual protection creates a space of continuity through experimentation paths and esteemed relationships.
Io vedo, io guardo underlines the limited margin of action that often every form of resistance has (...) the will to highlight that even though we always have our hands tied, we continue to watch and see without being overwhelmed by the indifference that grinds everything, continuing to implement a creative civil commitment. With the materials of the artists you don't want to build an exhibition, but an event with active presence that will interact with the public and the sound space.
The place of the action is circular, musicians and spectators will live in the same space. The artists' materials will cut the circular space by occupying it diagonally. The materials will be placed on the wall or laid on various flat supports, and they may be: used, touched, exhibited, relocated, adopted.
The Babylon Club Orchestra conducted by Massimo Milesi will interact in real time with the audience and video installations: Ruins of Dino Ferruzzi and fragments of documentaries from the Eichmann Trial in Israel, interviews with Ivan Illich, Don Lorenzo Milani and Paulo Freire.
The need for this type of communication is part of a working methodology that has always characterized the CRAC, a "praxis" that prefers the unexpected forms of improvisation, just as it is used to do with Jazz. The book is also written using this method.
In the apparent precariousness of the configurations of communication, we find all the processuality of the existing as a creative act.
Produzione: CRAC Centro Ricerca Arte Contemporanea – Cremona
Azione performativa e video: Dino Ferruzzi
Composizione sonora per il video Rovine: Angelo Petronella
Produzione sonora: Babylon Club Orchestra
Curatela progetto Io vedo, io guardo: Annalisa Cattani – Novella Guerra - Imola