Hypnotherapy in preparation for a post-work society
Presentation and opening reception
In the increasingly urgent context of the global economy and a rapidly evolving workforce landscape, multimedia artist Danilo Correale presents his latest sound work, Reverie: On the Liberation from Work.
Reverie further develops Correale’s research on Sleep and Wakefulness in post modernity. In this new iteration of his research, the artist has worked in collaboration with a New York-based psychotherapist and hypnotherapist to create two guided hypnosis recordings that aim to relax the body and mind in preparation for a post-work society.
Reverie: On the Liberation from Work, published by Correale and The Decelerationist Reader, is a vinyl record and book featuring excerpts from Avi Alpert, Bob Black, Andre Gorz, Susan Brown, Bertrand Russell, Poppy Dixon and the Center for Experimental Meditation.
In this speculative attempt, the artist uses the language of hypnosis to vividly describe a practical solution to empirical but yet potential issues inherent in a system too long stagnant in the old rhetoric of work.
In this presentation, the timeless space of the Italian Academy’s library will function as a listening lounge in which the audience will experience the recordings through headphones. The artist will speak briefly about the project at 7:00 pm.
About the Artist
Danilo Correale’s work has long been focused on the human aspect of financial capitalism. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 16th Quadrennial of Rome at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni; Pigs, Artium Museum, Spain (2016); Ennesima, Trienniale di Milano (2015); Kiev Biennial (2015); Museion, Bolzano (2015); Per-formare una collezione, Museo Madre, Naples (2014); Steirischer Herbst, Graz (2013); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012); Manifesta 8 in Murcia/Cartagena (2010); Moscow Biennial, Moscow (2010); Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009).
Recent solo shows include Tales of Exhaustion, La Loge, Brussels (2016); The Missing Hour: Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples (2015); The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan (2012); Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2011); Entrée, Bergen (2011).
Correale is the founder of The Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. He recently published The Game: A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano (2014) and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin (2015).
Correale lives and works in New York and Naples.
Danilo Correale is a winner of the 2017 Premio New York for emerging Italian artists sponsored by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), the Italian Cultural Institute, and Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.