Androgynous Revanche
13/11/2015 - 21:00
Today as never before in the history of humanity gender identity is being questioned. In a reverse evolutionary path, a dissolutionary one if you like – with an axiologically negative component – we’re returning to that mythical unique androgynous creature which contains within itself both the masculine and the feminine. In Plato’s Symposium, Aristophanes tells of this third kind “no child of the sun like a man, nor child of...
Take to the woods
13/10/2015 - 21:15
I realise that it’s autumn almost by accident. Twisted and reluctantly, as if a syllogism or a matter of logic. I notice this because yesterday, meeting up, we ate mushrooms and chestnuts. I become sure because this morning I saw the Tiber smoke fog and the wandering church steeples taming a ghost town, squatting under a low and heavy sky. Even stupefied by the storm, I repent and curse against the usual narcotic mixture:...
Out of Africa
20/09/2015 - 19:00
Black Africa is the belly of the world. The first time you set foot there its salty air takes you by the throat, so dense and thick with earth that you think you’ll choke. A disarming chaos of streams of men, crowded, stacked or scattered, a vivid and menacing Dantesque, polymorphic racket rising from the carmine surface of a dusty, bumpy road. One feels a strong sense of oppression and repulsion for this other world, so...
Tobacco fields forever
05/08/2015 - 15:15
Non siamo tra le strade polverose di Cina, India, Brasile o magari in Indonesia… Stiamo percorrendo la E45, la principale arteria stradale del territorio altotiberino che - malgrado il suo fondo accidentato che ricorda la Striscia di Gaza – ci permette con la sua posizione leggermente elevata una vista privilegiata, dalla corona appenninica ai rilievi ad occidente. Una terra appunto contenuta dai monti tanto che Plinio il...