Enrico Floriddia

Work exhibited at School of Waters
National Gallery

biblioteca pirata
Series of collective readings, 3-12 participants, ~4-8 hours each;
One bookwork for each participant of the sessions a documentation of each session, paper, thread, glue, variable dimensions;

About the artist

The practice of Enrico Floriddia (1984, Italy) sits in displacement; it leans towards relational works, offers situations of common knowledge building, tenders invitations to contexts of idleness, uplifts kinships. Reciprocity, equity and agency are his constant preoccupations. He slowly works on a bastard novel based on the journeys of Eduard Glaser, a XIXth century epigraphist and sun worshipper. With Jérôme de Vienne, Angeliki Tzortzakaki and Ewa Sadowska, he organises bi-, a tentative residency favouring care and loitering. Floriddia dreams of a pirate library built through collective readings.

His research has travelled with the Zines of the zone nomad library throughout the European continent in 2014. Later, it participated in the Trauma&Revival (Bozar, ZKM, Cittàdellarte, Pushkin Museum, kim?) and ENGAGE (Viafarini) programmes in 2017. In 2018, it moved towards Decolonizing Architecture (Kungl.Konsthögskolan) and since 2019 resides at the ESACM Coopérative de recherche and Fully Funded Residencies. Previous works include: Immigrated pieces (2016), Archaeological horizon. Chapter I: an army of expert diggers (2017), Your good and my good, perhaps they are different, and either forced good or forced evil will make people cry with pain (selfie prop) (2018), In nome della scandalosa forza rivoluzionaria del passato (2019), I was a drum’s voice in the night but sleeping (2020, with Diana Duta).


Fig. 1-3.
Enrico Floriddia, Biblioteca pirata, 2020, Bookworks made after collective readings, ~4-8 hours. Courtesy of the artist.