Friday, April 30, 2010

Leila Rasheed

Monday 26th April was the launch of Leila Rasheed's novella, The World Turned Upside Down, which was commissioned by the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival. A reception was held at Stratford Civic Hall. The cover of the book was designed by 16 year old Alex Pritchard, a local art student.

Karen Bernard

Dixon Place presents
May 20, 2010, at 8:00 pm

Karen Bernard's dance performance Ouette | (ō' et) is loosely based on the François Ozon movie Swimming Pool. Bernard's character parallels the film's protagonist, an elderly English novelist who becomes involved in a dangerous sexual fantasy that is part her fiction and part her desire. Using a laptop and projector, different spaces evoking the imagined and real experiences are created. With video footage of floor tiles, patterned fabrics and human silhouettes, Bernard creates a heightened film noir that is quickly fractured by the non-performative technical tasks of manipulating the laptop and projector. Bernard worked on Ouette during her stay in Ascea. See Photo by Sheilagh O'Leary.

La Petite Soirée

April 1, Salvatore Carbone organized a soirée at the restaurant Zia Rosa with a video-showing af Lars and Mazzola's acting in Carbone's play Homo Sapiens, reading of poetry by 5 poets, including 2 poems by Else Mogensen, and typical Cilentan dishes.

Pinacoteca Communale "Pietro Volpe"

Visit to the Pinacoteca "Pietro Volpe" that was opened in Sessa Cilento in September 2007 with works by mainly Italian artists, donated by the Volpe family.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

John Gleason

Spring Exhibition at Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, Georgia, USA, April 16 - May 21, 2010. John Gleason is showing works together with four other American artists. Gleaned from Gleason's work spanning from 2000 to the present, the exhibited works are industrial landscapes, concept-driven pixilated canvases, travel-inspired works on paper, and figurative scenarios that play upon the color language and domesticity of house paint brochures. This cross section of artwork presents an array of styles and thematic approaches. See

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Piano Vetrale

In early march we visited Piano Vetrale, il Paese dei Murales (the town of murals) and the birth place of the painter Paolo De Matteis (1662-1728) also called Paoluccio della Madonnina. Since 1980, every year in August new murals are added.
The mural shown here, Harvesters, is by Antonia Guida (Agropoli).

Anders Johansen

Anders Johansen has published Tranedans, Modtryk 2010. A strong novel about mobbing for young people. The book can also be read by the older generation with profit.

Thomas Oldrup

Thomas Oldrup wrote the cover story, "Pompeji: Romerbyen, som fik evigt liv ved Vesuvs udbrud" (Pompei, the Roman city that got an eternal life due to the eruption of the Vesuvius) in the Danish magazine Alt om historie. Oldrup is also the editor of the magazine.