WISHING MACHINE

           Lavanderia a Vapore, as a “wishing machine”, turns into an organism that isn’t meant to fulfil or satisfy desires, but acts as a gym for people to practice desire, to learn how to desire starting from rediscovery and deep listening of pleasure, conceived as a space of self-awareness and potential rebellion to the status quo. Desiring is a choreography that invests body and imagination, flirting with the impossible to imagine possible otherwise and pluriverses: it is an engine of energies that inspires the future by mobilizing dormant resources towards something that is not yet.

This page is an archive dedicated to Lavanderia a Vapore’s guiding theme of the 2023/2024 season.

WISHING MACHINE#asymmetries

PUBLISHED PAPER

Paper is a body,born out of water,with cells of cellulose fibres,that originate from wood, cotton and recycled paper. Paper is the daughter of linear production, with sisters identical to one another, made with machines, pressed, dried and cut into standardized...

WISHING MACHINE#gyms

7 AMULETI DELLA CURA

Eugenia Coscarella NOTE:  Questi 7 amuleti nascono dal desiderio di proseguire il viaggio iniziato con la prima documentazione dalla Evening School on Care: Frammenti notturni  In particolare, dal desiderio di rispondere alla domanda: come possiamo alimentare...

WISHING MACHINE#gyms

IL CORPO COME SCUOLA: UNA VISITA GUIDATA

Come sarebbe la scuola se a gestirla fossero i/le teenager? Quali sono le loro abilità che la scuola tende a censurare? Cosa possono insegnare agli adulti e alle adulte? Le mappe vi invitano a una visita guidata condotta dagli studenti del Liceo Curie nell'ambito...

WISHING MACHINE#choreography

TAROCCHI “IL CORPO DOCENTE”

Il mazzo di tarocchi che trovate qui sotto si ispira alla traiettoria di un percorso per insegnanti, educatori ed educatrici organizzato da Lavanderia a Vapore, con lo scopo di indagare il potenziale del performativo nella trasformazione di approcci pedagogici e...

WISHING MACHINE#collectivebody

COME STIAMO?

Nel processo artistico di Anna Basti,artista in residenza dall' 1 al 12 febbraio alla Lavanderia a Vapore,porre domande significative a sé stessi e agli altri ha la capacità alchemica di trasformare lo stato del proprio corpo attraverso la pratica e...

WISHING MACHINE#asymmetries

THE DIARY OF MY ARTIFICIAL FRIEND

This is Crissie. She wants to be a bird. She also likes planning art projects, listening to ABBA and meditating. Everyday she writes to her diary. This way, she keeps track of her self-discovery. By opening her diary, I invite you to a complex reality-fiction...

WISHING MACHINE#collectivebody

VISIONS OF THE FAUN

What comes into your mind when you think of the Faun? Allow your path to take you to a park, wander around, notice what surrounds you, the microdetails. Zoom in and out from the things that catch your attention, find two-three-four objects that you would like to...