The Cafausica Tales
Tales From an Imaginary Place That Really Exists
by Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti, Luigi Presicce, Emilio Fantin
Translated by Steve Piccolo
la casa cafausica, March 2021
98 pages, ill., b/w, paperback
pocket book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)
The short stories in this book were written collectively on the occasion of exhibitions, festivals, and art projects in different contexts and at different times: A False Luke (Lu Cafausu), an exhibition curated by Marcin Ramocki for vertexList, Brooklyn, from January 26th to March 4th, 2007 (episodes 1, 2, 3); Contemporary Passages (Temporary Roots and Interweaving Paths), curated by Angela Serino for Tent, Rotterdam, from May 25th to July 1st, 2007 (episode 4); Forgotten Sculptors, a performative event produced and hosted by the Sculpture Center in the context of PERFORMA07 in New York, with the participation of Joan Jonas and Steve Piccolo, November 3rd, 2007 (episodes 5, 6, 7, 8).
The authors have conceived the stories of episodes 1-8 in the form of email messages, each composed of a short text accompanied by an image. Episodes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 were commissioned by Musagetes, a Canadian philanthropic arts organization, and were published on ArtsEverywhere.ca in 2016.