LOOP Festival City Screen 2019: Tolle Lege, Tolle Lege!
Miscelanea joins the City Screen program within the Loop Festival 2019 with the exhibition Tolle lege, tolle lege! conceived by UR, formed by sound artist Raúl Dávila and visual artist Giulia Paradell.
As described in his ‘Confessions’, St. Augustine’s moment of revelation happened when, after hearing the voice of a child chanting repeatedly ‘take up and read, take up and read’ (‘Tolle lege, tolle lege!’), he opened the Bible and read the first chapter he could find. The episode underlines the experiential and symbolic dimension of reading, associating the practice of knowing and experiencing the truth with the book itself, seen as summa and totality. Beginning with the idea of the book as a universal form, the exhibition is an invitation to take up and read, reflecting upon new modes of gesture and reading altered by the digitalisation of the world, where the old paradigm of reading and writing is displaced from a unified notion to a more discontinued and irregular one.
GIULIA PARADELL (Italy/Spain)
Giulia Paradell’s work focuses on the editorial practice, with a particular interest in the artists books publishing field. Born in Rome, she studied Graphic Design at IED Istituto Europeo di Design of Barcelona, and then moved to New York where she attended the Art and Transmedia Course at SVA School of Visual Arts. She worked with multiple editorials interested with the distribution and dissemination of artists books, among them Printed Matter Inc. (New York), Archive Books (Berlin), Cura. (Rome), and TDPapeles (Barcelona). In 2016 she returned to Barcelona to attend the Master in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), presenting her thesis 'Beyond the boundaries of the book' under the direction of Dra. Victoria Cirlot Valenzuela. She is co-founder of the Urbild Editions platform.
RAÚL DÁVILA (Mexico)
Interested in the reflection on the philosophy of the imagination, his line of research focuses on the analysis of the symbolic content given to the visual and textual as a preamble for the elaboration of an aesthetic of the audible. He attended a degree in musical composition in Mexico, graduating from CENART Escuela Superior de Música and from UNAM Facultad de Música. His main teachers have been Germán Romero and Dr. Julio Estrada. He currently holds a Phd in Humanities at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona under the direction of Dr. Amador Vega Esquerra. In Mexico, he has been a beneficiary of the scholarship granted by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) within the young creators category 2018-2019. His music has been presented in Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Chile, among others.