Fondazione Giuliani is pleased to present There is no everyday life: a performative evening of poems, readings and story-telling by writers Allison Grimaldi Donahue and Rachel Schenberg.
Allison Grimaldi Donahue works in text and performance exploring modes in which language and text can move between individual and collective experience. Working across writing, sculpture and video, Rachel Schenberg addresses questions of how we make meaning through relation.
Through a dialogue in verse and prose, the two writers will activate an exchange between their poems, words and theoretical texts, creating dialogic associations and interconnections. Touching upon relations with objects, materiality, and memory, There is no everyday life is the first in a series of events in the upcoming months that will activate the exhibition by Liz Magor, The Rise and The Fall, currently on display in the Foundation.
The event will be held in English and Italian.
Allison Grimaldi Donahue is a poet and translator. She has recently given performances at Short Theatre, Kunsthalle Bern, Cabaret Voltaire, and Fondazione ICA. Her translation of Carla Lonzi Self-portrait was published with Divided in 2021. She lives in Bologna.
Rachel Schenberg is an artist and writer based on Gadigal Land/Sydney. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales, and runs the poetry reading and film screening series &&; with Mitchel Cumming. Certainly (certainly), a book of poems co-written with Jordi Infeld, was published by No More Poetry earlier this year.