Taroni-Cividin: Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema (1977-1984)

Book Launch

London, LADA | Live Art Development Agency
20 Aprile 2023 dalle 17:30 alle 20:00

The event

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Taroni-Cividin: Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema (1977-1984) on Thursday the 20th of April, at 5.30pm (GMT+1), at LADA | Live Art Development Agency in London!

Join us to celebrate the new bilingual monograph published by Silvana Editoriale and edited by Jennifer Malvezzi and Flora Pitrolo, which for the first time comprehensively chronicles and sets into today’s context the extraordinary practice of Roberto Taroni and Luisa Cividin.
Material from the artists’ archive will be presented during the launch, and Roberto Taroni will engage in conversation with Ella Finer and Flora Pitrolo about Taroni-Cividin’s practice and trajectory. The discussion will focus-among others-on their work Interference (1982), shown at ICA | Institute of Contemporary Arts in London as part of Arte Italiana 1960-1982 – a momentous exhibition for the international circulation of Italian performance and contemporary art (12 - 24 October 1982).

Copies of the book will be available to purchase during the launch.

Check out the Book Launch Tour around the globe:

LADA - Live Art Development Agency, London ➤ Find out more

MAC - Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon ➤ Find out more

Franklin Furnace Archive, New York ➤ Find out more

Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

M HKA - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen

FilmForum, Udine, Università degli Studi di Udine

Museo del Novecento di Milano

CAPAS - Centro per le Attività e le Professioni delle Arti e dello Spettacolo, Università degli Studi di Parma

The book

The practice of Taroni-Cividin constitutes one of the most groundbreaking areas of the international experimental landscape. Active between 1977 and 1984, the two artists pushed at the edges of cinema and of performance, of the live and the recorded, developing a very personal language that continues to generate questions in some of the present time's most pressing debates. Taroni-Cividin. Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema (1977-1984) seeks to do justice to the complexity and richness of Taroni-Cividin's work, giving the reader a sense of the theoretical perspectives that guided it, bringing to light precious archival materials, and critically re-examining a season of Italian contemporary art which has thus far been largely neglected.


Taroni-Cividin Kaleidoscope. Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema (1977–1984)
Simone Venturini

Taroni-Cividin as Diamond Clearness
Jennifer Malvezzi, Flora Pitrolo


The Missed Theater: Taroni-Cividin and Theatricality
Flora Pitrolo

The Last Possible Avant-garde. Time and Moving Image in Taroni-Cividin’s Expanded Cinema
Jennifer Malvezzi

Atypical and Utopian: the Integral Performance of Taroni-Cividin
Caterina Iaquinta


Luisa Cividin, Roberto Taroni

Soufflée Letter to Four Friends
Roberto Taroni

The Shift of the Eye, or, the Waste of the Eye
Roberto Taroni


For “Cividin/Taroni”
Gianni Manzella

On Seeing and Understanding Images. Notes on the Work of Taroni-Cividin
Georg F. Schwarzbauer

Taroni-Cividin. Excess of Clues
Rossella Bonfiglioli

From Which, Exceptionally, Nothing Can Be Drawn (Superimposed onto Cividin/Taroni)
Giorgio Verzotti

compiled by Giulia Govi Cavani

Films and Video Screenings
Annotated Performance Works



Performance, Video, Expanded Cinema

  € 39,00  € 37,05