09–31.06 | SPRINT present
È amore. o è follia? Cocoricò 1991–1992
Book launch, exhibition & talk by Amphibia
Hosted by Marsèll Paradise
Book launch and exhibition by Amphibia w/Ferruccio Belmonte
Opening talk with Ferruccio Belmonte, Jacopo Lega and Yorgos Angeletopoulos Amphibia
Opening 9 July 2020
12 AM — 12 PM ⤿ Book launch & exhibition
7 — 8 PM ⤿ Talk [RSVP HERE or broadcasted on Twitch]
On view 10 — 31 July 2020
10 AM — 1 PM | 3 — 7 PM
16 July 5 — 6 PM | 23 July 5 — 6 PM ⤿ Twitch broadcast appointments
In observance of social distancing measures Marsèll Paradise will be accessible in limited groups.
Amphibia, SPRINT and Marsèll Paradise invite you to the presentation of the volume È amore. o è follia? Cocoricò 1991–1992 edited by Jacopo Lega with a selection of material from Ferruccio Belmonte's personal archive. The publication aims to pay homage to an instant lasting more than two years, captured through the lights and memories of the same protagonists who contributed to make Cocoricò a free territory for different forms of entertainment explorations and the most hidden manifestations of being.
09.06 | 7 — 8 PM | TALK | ground floor
Talk with Ferruccio Belmonte, Jacopo Lega and Yorgos Angeletopoulos Amphibia
⤿ Participation on reservation – until full capacity – send an email by Wednesday 8 July at firstname.lastname@example.org – [object: amore o follia]. The talk will also be broadcasted on Twitch.
09.06 | 12 AM — 12 PM | BOOK LAUNCH & EXHIBITION | gallery
An opportunity to see new Amphibia productions, original ephemera from Ferruccio Belmonte's archive and Roberto Spallacci's House Train screening, a rare VHS video documenting the train-disco that in 1991 connected Turin to Riccione twice. It will be possible to purchase È amore. o è follia? Cocoricò 1991–1992 latest copies, hand printed and bound in Turin. Size A4, 112 pages for 300 numbered copies, the edition is accompanied by a Roberto Spallacci’s text on the theme of Nomadism.
We will produce a limited edition t-shirt to celebrate È amore. o è follia? tour and to support all the places and accomplices of these dates.
Further Twitch broadcast program:
16.06 | 5 — 6 PM | ON TWITCH
Amphibia path with Jacopo and Yorgos trace their past, present and future projects, in a new video format Books as Hooks curated by SPRINT
23.06 | 5 — 6 PM | ON TWITCH
𝓔𝓬𝓵𝓮𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓬 Dj set by Ferruccio Belmonte Cocoricò’s artistic director 1990–1993
"Di notte la musica e le stelle sono l'energia vitale di una civiltà che venera un prezioso diamante, di una città costruita sotto una piramide di cristallo, luogo di meraviglia e di paradisiache sensazioni. Fuori dal tempo come in un sogno.”
Amphibia is an artistic platform that moves between night entertainment and visual research intersections. In addition to hosting local and international artists, it focuses on printed matter and solid aesthetics, in an attempt to understand and expand the charm of the cultural experience today.
Ferruccio Belmonte is one of the most emblematic characters of Riviera and Northern Italy entertainment culture. Insatiable researcher of experiences, he began his career as the artistic director of Cocoricò from 1990 to 1993 and then continued to the Tenax in Florence, the Love Planet in Rimini and the Echoes of Misano Adriatico.
Roberto Spallacci has been operating in the world of music and entertainment since 1980, with various roles and experiences. Among others, he founded the Latin Superb Posse with Lorenzo Betetto and Joe Costa in 1986 in Turin, and he is the co-founder, with Sergio Ricciardone and Giorgio Valletta, of Associazione Situazione Xplosiva and C2C Festival.
SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon is a non-profit artist-led platform devoted to research multiple forms in which content, support and languages are articulated in publishing. Since 2013 the main event features an Art Book Fair and a collateral Public Program. The 8th edition will take place in Milan on 27–28–29 November 2020.
Marsèll Paradise is a space where Marsèll's identity and communication codes meet. Conceived on two levels as a fluid space that hosts an extract from Marsèll collection and cultivates different projects. An independent place based on knowledge and free sharing of the contemporary. Generators of endless dialogue between disciplines and expressive forms such as art, photography, music and publishing.