Connect to these presences as ciphers of another world. Follow affinities and coincidences. (SSG)
These channels open to another dimension of the exhibition From the Volcano to the Sea. The Feminist Group Le Nemesiache in 1970s and 1980s Naples, curated by If I Can’t Dance 2019-2020 Research Fellow Giulia Damiani at the Amsterdam art space Rongwrong from October 23 2020 till January 17 2021.
Founded by philosopher, artist and writer Lina Mangiacapre in 1970, Le Nemesiache was an open group of exclusively female participants. Together, they constructed a ‘different daily life,’ reclaiming mythology as an embodied practice of feminist transformation. Presenting to the public the group’s archive for the first time, the exhibition dwells upon Le Nemesiache’s expansive work across film, performance and political actions. Their ritualistic practices, purposefully blurring the lines between art and politics, were strongly embedded in the natural and supernatural landscape of Naples, from its volcanic fumes to its archeological ruins.
Thresholds and liminal spaces were central to the work of Le Nemesiache. This room is then conceived as a portal through which the exhibition continues to expand over time. You are invited into the Le Nemesiache’s cosmological landscape through research materials surrounding the making of the exhibition but also through archival documents, photographs, and videos.