Sara Leghissa/Strasse + Carlo Fusani – TONIGHT NOT POETRY WILL SERVE
For five days Sara Leghissa of Strasse and Carlo Fusani will inhabit the spaces of the festival, feeding on the temperature, the events and the people who will pass through it, working behind closed doors on the Tonight not poetry will serve project, which will result in a mimetic action in the public spaces of the city.
TONIGHT NOT POETRY WILL SERVE is a poem written in 2007 by Adrienne Rich and a collection of works by Alfred Jaar, dedicated to her.
TONIGHT NOT POETRY WILL SERVE is is an unconventional conference/lecture, articulated over several days, where the resultant text is displayed publicly through an illegal act.
This event is inspired by the work of the writer REVS who, from 1994 to 1999, kept a diary by writing on the walls of the New York City Subway System, creating over 200 “pages”. We will mark each “page” of this unusual conference with the defining caption of “N. “x” OF MANY”, where “x” represents each successive page number in chronological order.
The content and the text of the lecture will be composed day by day, including a series of interviews conducted in the neighbourhoods surrounding the event. The questions will seek to gather, in an informal and anonymous manner, the personal experiences of the interviewees, regarding which illegal actions we typically carry out on a daily basis and what are our illegal desires.