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Breaking the Boundaries of Italian Arts. Introducing Italy’s videoartists by Clodagh Brook, Trinity College Dublin

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm


October 11, 2018
6:00 pm


The Hardiman Building G011 seminar room


Paolo Bartoloni

Clodagh Brook, Trinity College Dublin

Breaking the Boundaries of Italian Arts.  Introducing Italy’s videoartists


This paper explores what motivated Italian writers and artists to shatter the borders and radically question the identity of their artforms in late 20th-century Italy. My case study here introduces some Italian videoartists, situating their questioning of artforms in a longer history that stretches back at least to Italian futurism. The talk presents the work of the AHRC project, Interdisciplinary Italy: Interart/Intermedia 1900-2020 (www.interdisciplinaryitaly.org).


Clodagh Brook is an Associate Professor of Italian at Trinity College Dublin. She was educated at Oxford University (D Phil) and at University College, Dublin (BA and MA) and was Reader at The University of Birmingham from 2000 to 2017. Clodagh leads a large AHRC funded grant, Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia, which explores the relations between arts and media in Italy and will produce 3 books, articles, pedagogical materials and an exhibition. Her publications include a monograph on Eugenio Montale (OUP, 2002), a monograph on Italian cinema (2010), as well as edited books on transmedia (2014) and on oppositional cultures under Berlusconi (2009).