03/11/2014 29' 20''

Antonio Gagliano is an artist, writer, editor and curator, and drawing plays a structural or constituent part in all of these aspects of his work.

His practice takes the form of long research processes in which he uses diagrams and sketches as a messy form of assimilation, filtered by affects and by material sourced from archives and from the Internet. He also uses drawing as a strategy with which to get around the legal blocks that are generated by the archives themselves, exploiting the legal limbo of the manufactured copy in a productive way.

SON[I]A talks to Antonio Gagliano about his projects, his relationship to drawing and to mind maps, and about how to generate tools, protocols and blueprints that can help us to navigate the archives and repositories of our time.

00:24 Introduction
01:46 Returning to drawing from a different place
02:58 An exploration of formats through drawing and the association of ideas
03:36 'Guyana'
05:50 Images and anecdotes: equivalent parts of an open diagram
09:33 History, a source of emblematic cases
10:56 'Buno': the exhibition as a diagram expanded in space
13:50 Manufactured copies as a way of interacting with the archive
16:36 The mimetic copy as a solution: 'The Spirit of the 20th Century'
20:30 A copy protocol and drawing as a legal technique
22:37 The smallest distance between document and copy
24:23 Vector as monument: the encyclopaedia of controversies
26:48 Contemporary art has so far failed to trigger a significant imbalance in its environment

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