Archive for October, 2009

In this country:


In this country, like we haven’t already got enough problems, the police can kill you for 20 grams of pot, or just because they don’t like your face. In this country a medical doctor is willing to sign a death certificate stating, as cause, natural death while looking at a poor, beaten up, tumefacted, manhandled corpse. In this country police and secret service officers have blackmailed politicians and ordinary people alike, and thus enjoyed a status of superiority to the law. This mexican standoff has been going on for years.

In Genoa, in 2001, hundreds of people have seen the true face of this regime.

Police forces lack the cultural tools, are understaffed, underpayed, undertrained, underequipped. The apparatus is willing to cover-up. Politics connive. Liquid Cat is fed up with the general situation in Italy. And Liquid Cat is not alone. And not only in this country.


October 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

C.E.P. (post #1)


This is the shape of things that went. The C.E.P. was the first electronic calculator built by an university in Italy. It was constructed for research purposes and financed with money intended to pay for a nuclear reactor, in 1957.


We’re working on a project on the C.E.P. in the framework of Networking 2009, curated by Elisa Del Prete. The theme of this instalment of Networking is ‘memory’.


The C.E.P. sits today in a former slaughterhouse in Pisa, now the Museo degli Strumenti per il Calcolo, its components no longer linked by power, data and air conditioning links.

(photos by Liquid Cat, courtesy of Fondazione Galileo Galilei, Pisa)

October 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

Liquid Cat Machine + Postcards from Beirut


Liquid Cat Machine (our musical division) had the pleasure to cooperate with Postcards From Beirut in a closed-reel tapeset at the opening of Private Flat 2009, here you can find the tapedump of the set.

October 15, 2009 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Back from Bozen


We just came back from Bozen, where we held a workshop for high school kids. The workshop was sponsored by Museion and the 2009 Landesausstellung Labyrinth::Freiheit in Fortezza. During the five days of the lab we touched subjects such as citizenship, identity, borders, nations (and micronations), individual and collective freedoms, language and so on. We’ll post a page on the website soon.

October 15, 2009 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hazmat on tour: Géneve


Here’s a shot of our Hazmat suits in Géneve, Switzerland, during the closing party of the Uniforme exhibition/conference/performance/workshop. Here you can find a gallery of pics from the exhibition which opened on October the 1st in Espace Temporaire. Among the artists featured: Plotki – Nomeda&Gediminas Urbonas – Altrajin – Laafia – Pamoyo – Sheena Matheiken & Eliza Starbuck. The suits have been worn by Serpica Naro who was there holding a workshop.

October 13, 2009 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

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