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LA MEMORIA DELLE COSE  
THE MEMORY OF THINGS

(2022)
Synopsis
The Memory of Things is a fanzine born as a result of the workshop named in the same way and conceived by Andrea Martinucci for IUNO. The workshop aimed at mediating and encouraging the exchange and transmission of experiences and memories through practices related to the unconscious.  

The alternation of techniques of analytical description and extemporaneous recording of emotions, memories or sensations, and the proposed activities allowed to experience new ways of reflecting on daily objects in order to reveal their evocative potential

Those objects may be invested with a particular sentimental value or casually surviving discard and they are both material and existential witnesses. Describing and giving reasons for the values attributed to them is tantamount to transcend their use in order to recover their emotional and psychological components. Practices and exercises carried out during the day led to an interaction with the surrounding space, as well as the gradual reappearance of reminiscences, images or dormant memories. Beginning with the selection of some personal objects, each participant was invited to tell his or her story in a new way, giving space to the dimension of recollection and the unconscious, constructing a personal narrative released from the methods of canonical presentation.

Researcher Angelica Bollettinari, invited by the artist himself, led some mutual storytelling exercises inspired by the book Tu Che Mi Guardi, Tu Che Mi Racconti by Adriana Cavarero, and the practice of Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros. The evocation of stories and memories associated with plants and trees, and their subsequent transcription on paper, allowed participants to fix, and at the same time rework on, parts of their own experience contributing to the rewriting of their own biography.

By proceeding from general to particular, from objective to subjective, many reflections arose around the stream of time, the perception of it and the link that objects have with it. Dialogue and shared reading have been integral parts of the experience and allowed the construction of a space of freedom and mutual trust.



Full crew & credits
A PROJECT BY
Andrea Martinucci

CURATED BY
Giulia Gaibisso

CURATORIAL CONTRIBUTION
Angelica Bollettinari

PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY 
IUNO (Ilaria Gianni and Cecilia Canziani), Rome

EDITED BY
Andrea Martinucci

TEXT BY
Giulia Gaibisso

CONTRIBUTIONS BY
Chiara Boitani, Angelica Bollettinari, Giulia Gaibisso, Vittoria Granito, Laura Landi, Andrea Martinucci, Anna Merendino.

TRANSLATION
IUNO, Rome

PRINT RUN
50 editions

PRINTED BY
Tipografia Veneziana, Rome

PAPER
Fedrigoni Arena Yvory
gr. 100, gr. 300

FONT
Acumin, Adobe Fonts

Printed in October 2022.
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the authors for their texts.


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