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8-Ball in Milano

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8-Ball Community is moving from NYC to Milan for a week full of events (March 19–24) and will engage with artists and activists from the local scene.

The program will be hosted by NFQ space—the brand new space by NERO and FABIO QUARANTA, opening its doors to the public for the first time on this occasion—and will includes talks, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and performances, focusing every day on a different theme, with the participation of several personalities, no profit associations and artists whose activities are closely related to 8-Ball’s view.

Beside the radio station, a TV studio will be set up for free public usage, plus a small library with a selection of independent magazines. All the events will be free and open to the public and will be live broadcasted on both 8-Ball and NERO radio and tv channels. 

8-ball in Milano

8-Ball Community Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization that nurtures and supports a community of artists through free, open-access platforms and events. 8-Ball provides virtual and physical meeting sites for people of all ages, gender and backgrounds. Its mission is to generate collaborative and educational exchange through public access television and radio stations, an imprint, a self publishing fair, a public library, an internship program, a residency and series of workshops in art-related trades. 8-Ball Community operates free of elitism and is governed by its participants.

“Everyone is welcome.
8-Ball is a group effort.
We constantly expand our community.
We have no elitism.
We have no borders.
We work against privileges based on race, religion, sex, class or ability.
We are looking for no profit.
We do not have any association with brands.
We are against the competitive environment of the capitalistic world.
We believe the process is more important than the end result.
We want to inspire others to make even better projects.
We are here to learn from each other.
We want to help maintain the value of physical things in a virtual society.”

8-ball TV in Milano

Tuesday 19 March
Introduction
16 // WORKSHOP VIDEO-POESIA con No Text
19 // PERFORMANCE GREG FOX (musica)

Wednesday 20 March
MENTAL HEALTH

11 // WORKSHOP YOGA, PRANAYANA & MEDITAZIONE
a cura di Claire McDonald
18 // CONFERENCE A CHI RIVOLGERSI? LE FIGURE CHE AIUTANO I DISAGI PSICHICI
a cura di Elisabetta Costantino
20 // SCREENING ALBERTO GRIFI E LA SALUTE MENTALE
a cura di Davide Giannella
“Lia” (27’)
“Il Preteso Corpo” (19’)
“Dinni e la Normalina” ( 27’)

Thursday 21 March
IMMIGRATION

16 // CONFERENZA NO WALLS
19 // PERFORMANCE HENRI OLAMA (musica)
20 // SCREENING MY NAME IS ADIL” (74’)
Regia di Adil Azzab, Andrea Pellizzer e Magda Rezene

Friday 22 March
PENITENTIARY

16 // CONFERENCE VI ODIO TUTTI
con Franco, Massi Bomba e Giorgio di Salvo
17 // CONFERENCE AMICI DELLA NAVE
+ slide show Nanni Fontana
18 // CONFERENCE ARTISTI DENTRO / talk + mostra
19 // PERFORMANCE SGIANSA (presentazione strumenti)
20 // SCREENING MEMORIE DAL CARCERE
di Guido Gazzilli, Elia buonora e Lorenzo Sorbini

Saturday 23 March
GENDER IDENTITY/BODY

11 // WORKSHOP LA DIFFERENZA TRA L’UOMO E LO YOGI È CHE LO YOGI PRESTA ATTENZIONE
a cura di Roberta Tarassi
15 // CONFERENCE FACCIAMOLO: COME PARLARE DEL SESSO IN ITALIANO
a cura di WOVO
17 // CONFERENCE GENDER IDENTITY
a cura di Chiara Caravà e Cathy La Torre
18 // PERFORMANCE QUEER AF (danza)
di Giovanfrancesco Giannini
19 // PERFORMANCE SEZEN GUMUSTEKIN (musica)
20 // SCREENING If You’re Reading This it’s [Not] Too Late

Sunday 24 March
CLOSING

11 // BENEFIT MARKET
13 // SOCIAL LUNCH POT LUCK
18 // SCREENING VIDEO-POESIE a cura di No Text
19 // PERFORMANCE 72 HRS POST FIGHT (musica)
20 // SCREENING CORTI DELLA SETTIMANA

8-Ball in Milan

If you are interested in participating or knowing more about the project, please write to [email protected]

8-BALL IN ITALY is a project developed in collaboration with NERO and FABIO QUARANTA at NFQ, Via Privata Passo Pordoi 6, Milan

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