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

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 — 23 July 2017

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 – 23 July 2017

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.

 

PROGRAMME:

demonstration #1

30 June, 8 – 11pm   Jupiter Woods is pleased to invite you to the first of three events, launching the solo presentation by SAGG NAPOLI. demonstration #1 will introduce a selection of musical influences and trends specific to the city of Naples. 

 demonstration #2

02 July, 2 – 4pm   Jupiter Woods is pleased to invite you to the second of three events punctuating the solo presentation by SAGG NAPOLI. demonstration #2 comprises a workout and conversation with invited fitness trainer Chantelle Blackman. We are looking for five participants; please sign up by emailing info@jupiterwoods.com 

 demonstration #3

06 July, 7 – 9pm Jupiter Woods is pleased to invite you to the third and final event unfolding the solo presentation by SAGG NAPOLI. demonstration #3 marks a moment for dialogue and collective questioning, accompanied by a display of archival and research material. SAGG NAPOLI will be in conversation with curators and writers Bianca Stoppani, Rosanna Puyol and Carolina Ongaro, addressing the themes of the presentation, as well as her broader body of work.

 

ONLINE:  Please visit the online element of the presentation here

This project is kindly supported by Arts Council England.