UPCOMING | SAGG NAPOLI: Si na bugij pi cosc lisc e o smalt ngopp all’ogn You're a lie with smooth thighs and painted nails

UPCOMING | SAGG NAPOLI: Si na bugij pi cosc lisc e o smalt ngopp all’ogn You're a lie with smooth thighs and painted nails

26 June - 16 July 2017

demonstration #1 30 June, 8 - 11pm   
demonstration #2 02 July, 2 - 4pm 
demonstration #3 06 July, details to follow

Jupiter Woods is happy to announce a solo presentation by SAGG NAPOLI.

For the duration of three weeks, SAGG NAPOLI will occupy the premises of Jupiter Woods - both online and offline - to develop a cumulative presentation, unfolding as a series of events, publishing material, and physical actions. Interventions in these spaces will both unravel and re-organise SAGG NAPOLI’s body of work, as her research material expands and contracts in turn. 

SAGG NAPOLI’s work uses narration as a tool to examine a complex socio-political knot: that of the South, its historical traces and geo-political entanglements. Placing the body within a specific time and context, she reflects on notions of productivity, self-control and achievement. The time is that of current divisions between peoples and countries, amid increasing territorial acts and cultural biases; the context is that of Naples, the city of her birth. 

Taking Naples as a starting point, the artist narrates the specific history of the city: one of domination, and of struggle, liable to absorb and react to foreign models. Through a practice of critical observation and auto-biographical, intimate immersion, the film, sculptures and publishing materials will piece together fragments of a complex reality - that of Naples, the South - responding to the North. The body - and bodywork - becomes a tool for personal as well as political action.

SAGG NAPOLI is a research project founded in 2014 by Sofia A. Ginevra Giannì (b. 1991 in Naples, lives and work between London and Naples). The project operates across performance, film and sculpture, investigating the politics of power structures as well as the top-down relationship between an official culture and its derivative subcultures. 

demonstration #1 will introduce a selection of musical influences and trends specific to the city of Naples. No booking required. 30 June, 8 - 11pm

demonstration #2 comprises a conversation and workout with invited fitness trainer Chantelle Blackman. Please sign up by contacting info@jupiterwoods.com 02 July, 2 - 4pm

demonstration #3 details to follow. 06 July

This project is generously supported by Arts Council England.