Diary

From a Distance: Roberto Cuoghi’s artist films

Roberto Cuoghi, Alone at last, read by Rachel Lehmann with video by Nicholas Colon, Edward (Silence Tech & Travel), AKFasso, Urban Survival, 2020 © Roberto Cuoghi
18 May 2020

There is a continuous thread of ‘metamorphosis’ in Roberto Cuoghi’s practice, curator Luca Cerizza once asserted, of ‘constant transformation and change, the hybridization of forms and identities.’ This temperament might be antithetical to our current time, where stasis permeates empty public spaces. Through his recent artist films, however, Cuoghi offers us fittingly unexpected abstractions for our precarious moment, putting New York City and a spoken word practice into relative focus. We hear the disembodied voices of gallerist Rachel Lehmann and Italo-Russian artist Marc Vincent Kalinka, ‘alone at last’, they quip, on a deserted street or subway station.

 

Roberto Cuoghi, Papiracio, read by Marc Kalinka with video by Alessandra Sofia, 2020 © Roberto Cuoghi

 

Roberto Cuoghi, Bavghevito, read by Arto Lindsay © Roberto Cuoghi


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