Mystery and Truth of "Pasolini’s Bodies and Places"
Ara Merjian (NYU)
Ann Goldstein (New York)
Breixo Viejo (Columbia)
Benedikt Reichenbach (Berlin)
In 1980 in Rome, two film critics - Michele Mancini and Giuseppe Perrella - produced an elaborate, 600-page volume of images taken from Pasolini’s films and organized into an extensive taxonomy of “bodies” and “places”: Pier Paolo Pasolini: Corpi e luoghi. Reviews of the time praised it as “the most Pasolinian publication to date” (Alberto Farrasino); as “an indispensable tool for future research on Pasolini” (Tullio Kezich); and as “not just an illustrated book, but a unique model of critique” (Adriano Aprà).
Long forgotten and out of print, “Corpi e luoghi” is now available again in a new, quasi-facsimile edition in English (which also includes original Italian text). Tracing aspects of the book's original publication, the panel will discuss its artistic, cultural, and critical relevance today.
Michele Mancini, Giuseppe Perrella, Pasolini’s Bodies and Places. English Edition by Benedikt Reichenbach (Zurich, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017)
The panel will take place in conjunction with the New York book launch and projection of images on Feb 27, 2018 from 6 to 8pm at Miguel Abreu Gallery, 36 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002. The projection will also be on view February 28th, from 10am to 8pm.