Anomos, 2014

various media and materials

variable dimensions

“The exhibition presents a research carried out on the theme of” State of Exception “, which has been the object of the study parallel to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In fact, the football event is taken up as the background of a complex socio-economic system presented in relation to a more local event: the occupation of homeless nicknamed “Copa do Povo” (People’s Cup), which was formed at some kilometers away from the stadium of São Paulo, one of the city-headquarters of the great international event.
During the project, Francesco Di Tillo lived in direct contact with the occupied community (more than 30 thousand families), participating and knowing the contradictions of this context, where the “State of Exception”, following the loso co thought of Giorgio Agamben , shows itself on the spot as the “emptying of the right”. Where the imposition of rules goes beyond the constitution and sovereignty of the state and the general rule installed so that the system conspires with the new rule generated.
On the one hand, the World Cup, an international event that transforms into a fetish and swallows society in such a way that we leave to do even the most greasy things like working, studying, eating, to take part in this gigantic circus and enjoy ourselves without remorse, consequently abandoning our true social duties and acquired rights. On the other hand, inside the “Copa do Povo”, the occupants dream with a totally uncertain future.
Sounds, photos, videos, immanent, tinned, prostrate materials. Servant or coordinator? What we do is what we want? to where is our goal going? who decides where we are going? “

Text by Gianni Toyota for the solo exhibition “Anomos”, Ponto Aurora, São Paulo, 2014

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