September 3rd - November 13th, 2022
Poor Dictionary (From Distance to Rage)
Andrea Spreafico, Poor Dictionary (From Distance to Rage). All photos by Bent René Synnevåg.
The piece on our window is made by Lewis & Taggart. Their collage developes alongside events led by Andrea, corresponding to the lemmas Distance, Handwritten Notes, Quotes, and Rage. Here seen in stage 1.
October 23, 2022
Andrea Spreafico at Entrée
This autumn Entrée extends our opening hours and functions as a library on the subject of writing. Writing has perhaps never been so present in everyday life as it is right now, a preferred tool for communication on the many social platforms via smartphones, laptops, comment sections, feedback reviews..., and even so, the reflection about writing is not growing at the same pace.
With Poor Dictionary Andrea Spreafico initiates an open and plural conversation about the conditions of writing. Visitors are welcome to contribute and spend time to read, write, re-write, copy, demand new acquisitions, listen to records, argue and discuss (coffee and tea is also served!). The pages of the library’s items will be used as a space for handwritten exchange and confrontation, where people can freely share their comments or comment on other people's comments.
This common conversation about the essence of writing will happen both directly, in the form of conversations, and indirectly, in the form of written contributions or suggested bibliography. Visitors can extend the library’s catalog, participate in the scheduled events and bring new written reflections or add lemmas; the collection will continuously grow throughout the fall.
The artist duo Lewis & Taggart has been invited to create a special window design for the library. Their collage will develop alongside four events led by Andrea, which are corresponding to four lemmas, on the following dates:
Lemma on Distance, Saturday, September 3, 6pm and Sunday, September 11, 12 pm (PDF here)
Lemma on Movement (by Erlend Auestad Danielsen), Wednesday, September 14, 12pm (PDF here)
Lemma on Handwritten Notes, Saturday, October 1, 5pm (PDF here)
Lemma on Quotes, Saturday, October 8, 2pm (PDF here)
Lemma on Rage, Saturday, October 29, 2pm (PDF here)
Lemma on Orality with Ingrid Cogne, Arne Skaug Olsen and Andrea Spreafico, Saturday, November 5th, 4pm
Lemma on English, Sunday, November 13, 4pm (PDF here)
We invite you to support and contribute to the discourse Poor
Dictionary is trying to develop. Contributions should aim to articulate
and improve a plural reflection about the essence and implications
They can be:
a) new bibliographic suggestions for the library’s catalogue. The
typewriter is in place for this goal.
b) written interactions in our books. We invite you to underline,
comment or create your own index in the books. Pens, pencils and
stickers are here for this.
c) new lemmas (in alphabetical order between the words Distance
and Rage), written and shared on any sort of platform or medium.
Lemma = a heading indicating
the subject or argument of a literary composition or annotation.
Andrea Spreafico (b. Ravenna) lives in Bergen. He studied Philosophy at the Universities of Bologna and Reims (PhD in Ethics and Aesthetics 2003-2006) and Art and Public Space at the Art Academy of Nürnberg (2006-2008). He’s the author of a book on Nietzsche’s concept of power (L’onestà dei forti, Genova, 2008) and has presented artistic works in several international venues. Since 2014 he has created performances merging theater, dance, live music and theory. His most recent works are Bad Dante Bad English Bad Opera (2022), Danced Work in Progress (2021), The October revolution took place in November (2020), We have to dress gorgeously (2019), Good Morning Milton Keynes! Oh ...it’s afternoon (2019), Footnote Number 12 (2019), Vive la Phrance (2017) and What a classic is and how it performs in (our) time. Paul McCarthy, Rocky, 1976 (2015). He is an associate professor in performative art (officially DAV) at Bergen School of Architecture.
Opening hours of Poor Dictionary is Wed-Sun, 12-18
Entrée, Markeveien 4b, 5012 Bergen
Details from window piece by Lewis & Taggart. Their collage will develop alongside four events led by Andrea Spreafico, which are corresponding to the four lemmas: Distance, Handwritten Notes, Quotes and Rage.
The flexible exhibiton space for Entrée 2022 program is designed by artist Magnhild Øen Nordahl.
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