the  

Critique  

Panel 

The Critique Panel is a permanent space of reflection and interdisciplinary research, organic to Altofest, connecting different perspectives and heterogeneous competencies in order to give a plural and multi-perspective look at the festival, at the aesthetic processes, and at the participatory dynamics that Altofest activates.

Its activities rely on the observations of critics, operators, artists, researchers and curators. Several interventions by the OCr offer the artists and audience of the festival tools and participatory paths into arts.

The activities in 2018 (journal, short talks, Table of Matters, Written City, Visual Mapping) are curated by Silvia Mei, Salvatore Margiotta, Mimma Valentino, Loretta Mesiti, Meike Gleim, Federica Terracina.

Silvia Mei
producer teatrale, web editor "Culture Teatrali"

silvia meiSilvia Mei Opera da indipendente nella cultura teatrale contemporanea come ricercatrice, producer, consulente artistica, critica teatrale. Insegna come docente a contratto presso il Dipartimento delle Arti dell’Università di Bologna e presso la Scuola per attori del Teatro Stabile di Torino. Scrive per la webzine «Culture Teatrali», di cui è co-editor; svolge formazione del pubblico per diverse realtà, tra cui l’Arena del Sole – ERT Fondazione; cura progettualità per La Soffitta di Bologna e collabora con festival multidisciplinari. Si occupa di estetica teatrale e di ibridazione dei linguaggi scenici in una prospettiva storica. Dal 2008 frequenta il teatro argentino e ne cura la trasmissione italiana (con speciale interesse per la drammaturgia di Claudio Tolcachir e Rafael Spregelburd). Ha realizzato, con Fabio Acca, Il teatro e il suo dopo, volume in omaggio a Marco De Marinis (2014); e curato il monografico La terza avanguardia. Ortografie dell’ultima scena italiana (in «Culture Teatrali», n. 24 – 2015).

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Loretta Mesiti
writer and dramaturg

Loretta Mesiti, writer and dramaturg. She achieved a master degree in philosophy at the Università Statale – Milan and a master degree in dramaturgy at the Goethe Universität – Frankfurt am Main. She accompanies collective creation´s processes with a focus on the reformulation of aesthetical and geo-political spatial categories. In the frame of the long-standing dialogue with TeatrInGestAzione she took part in the development of several performances such as Alto Fragile. Exposition of creative processes for active spectators, Alto Fest. International contemporary live arts and avVento a platform for the artistic exploration of contemporary founding myths. With La sindrome di Elettra she won the Scriptwriting-Award Oltreparola – as best author under 30 in 2009. Among her works the performance Blickakte directed by Daniel Schauf won the jury prize Was heisst hier fremd” (What is here stranger) at Theater Drachengasse in Vienna in 2012 and the Cycle Geologhemi was honored with the special mention by the jury of the Lorenzo Montano award for poetry in 2017.

Salvatore Margiotta
ricercatore, redattore "Acting Archives Review"

Dottore di ricerca in Storia del teatro moderno e contemporaneo, collabora con la cattedra di Storia del Teatro e dello Spettacolo presso L’Università di Napoli L’Orientale. Attualmente è redattore della rivista online «Acting Archives Review» ed è impegnato in qualità di assegnista di ricerca nel progetto “Nuovo Teatro Italiano. Archivio Storico”. Autore di diversi saggi riguardanti la nascita della regia in Italia, il Nuovo Teatro italiano, le trasformazioni della scena moderna, l’attore nel teatro di Robert Lepage, ha pubblicato il volume Il Nuovo Teatro in Italia. 1967-1975 (2013).

Mimma Valentino
ricercatrice, redattrice "Acting Archives Review"

mimma valentinoDottore di ricerca in Storia del teatro moderno e contemporaneo, nel 2010 ha vinto un assegno di ricerca per il progetto Archivio internazionale trattati di recitazione e nel 2013 ha preso parte al PRIN Teorie della recitazione e nascita della regia. Archivio e catalogo critico delle fonti documentarie presso l’Università di Napoli L’Orientale. Attualmente collabora con la cattedra di Storia del Teatro e dello Spettacolo per il progetto Nuovo Teatro Italiano. Archivio Storico ed è redattore di «Acting Archives». Autrice di diversi saggi e ha pubblicato il volume Il Nuovo Teatro in Italia. 1976-1985 (2015)

Guest Member - Meike Schmidt-Gleim
philosopher and artist

Meike Schmidt-Gleim is a philosopher and artist working at the crossroads between the two practices. She lives in Brussels. Selected exhibitions: “Antenna Futura”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna 2016; “Und eine Welt noch”, Kunsthalle Hamburg 2016, “Atlas of Arcadia”, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2015; “Tomorrow is already the question”, Fabra I Coats, Barcelona 2014; The barbarians are back“, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2004. Selected publications: “Atlas of Arcadia”, Vienna (forthcoming); “Was hätte Virginia Woolf dazu gesagt?”, Marta Press, Hamburg 2018; “The meanings of Europe. Changes and Exchanges of a contested concept”, Routledge 2013; “Die Regierung der Demokratie”, Passagen Verlag, Vienna 2009.

 

The Journal of the Fest

Distributed in the Social Kitchen, is conceived as an “Aesthetic guideline” that proposes a theoretical approach to reflect on the artistic proposals that compose the program.

 

Short Talks

After each performance, the Critique Panel will open short discussions between artists, citizens and space donors.

Table of Matters

The Social Kitchen hosts the Table of Matters, a process of analysis and discussion that generates opportunities for debate between artists and members of the Critique Panel; it elaborates and traces a map of all the aesthetic questions that rise up during all the activities in the program.

The Table of Matters is curated by Loretta Mesiti in dialogue with Meike Gleim. Interventions by Silvia Mei, Salvatore Margiotta, Mimma Valentino. Visual mapping by Federica Terracina.

The written city.
Places for everyday life and spaces for the possible.

Itinerary for critical observation and writing addressed to students of High school.

in collaboration with the prof. Mariella De Simone, Liceo Vittorio Emanuele

The critical observation and writing workshop, by Loretta Mesiti, “dramaturg” and member of Altofest Critique Panel, will accompany a small group of students from Vittorio Emanuele High School in Naples through the festival with an itinerary that will explore poetics and aesthetics of the space that characterizes contemporary artistic practices.
The starting point being the topic that leads Altofest 2018, Wordsmatter / Leparolesonoimportanti, we will reflect with the students on the importance of words in the definition of urban spaces and on the different ways to inhabit a space; we will imagine possibilities by questioning the poetic mechanisms activated during the process of artistic creation.