Special evening with PAUL B. PRECIADO, first event of ORIZZONTI QUEER 2024
26 March 2024 Time 18:00 - 21:00 Auditorium di Piazza Libertà, Bergamo
Special evening with Paul B. Preciado
& first event of ORIZZONTI QUEER 2024
March 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Auditorium di Piazza Libertà, Bergamo
Festival ORLANDO discloses its new edition with a special event. On the occasion of the first event of ORIZZONTI QUEER, philosopher and curator Paul B. Preciado will attend the presentation of his debut film, Orlando, ma biographie politique.
Curator of Public Programs of Documenta 14 and Taiwan Pavillon at Venice Biennale 2019, associate philosopher at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Paul B. Preciado is one of the foremost experts on queer theory and gender studies. His first movie Orlando, ma biographie politique transforms Virginia Woolf's masterpiece in a philosophical essay about the concepts of identity and mutation, about the freedom of self-determination beyond barriers imposed by language and by the binary conception of reality that it conveys. Preciado's Orlando dismantles the idea of family, it takes bodies that surpass gender, age, blood ties and makes them alive and desiring. It creates a new biography, personal and collective, political and rebellious, that directly challenges us. The protagonist Orlando, performed by many trans and non-binary people, literally shows how the revolution is possible, is already present, all that it takes is for us to recognise it and follow it.

Orlando, ma biographie politique  (Orlando, My Political Biography)
by Paul B. Preciado (Francia, 2023) - duration 98’
O. V. french | Italian subtitles
Berlinale Encounters 2023 – Teddy Award 2023 and Encounters Special Jury Award
 Directed by: Paul B. Preciado
Screenplay by: Paul B. Preciado
Cinematography: Victor Zebo
Edited by: Yotam Ben David

Paul B. Preciado is a philosopher and art curator. He was director of public programs of MACBA and PEI (Independent Studies Program) between 2012 and 2014, curator of public programs of Documenta 14/Kassel and Athene and curator of Taiwan Pavillon at Venice Biennale 2019. He is associate philosopher at thhe Centre Pompidou in Paris. He made his debut as a director during 73rd Berlinale with Orlando. My political biography, receiving the Encounter Jury Award, with special mention for documentaries and Teddy Award for best non-fiction film. His published works in English language include Pornotopia (2014), Testo Junkie (2013), An Apartment on Uranus (2020), Can The Monster Speak? (2021), Dysphoria Mundi (2022).
The meeting with Paul B. Preciado will be translated into LIS (Lingua dei Segni Italiana). The film is in the original version with Italian subtitles.
Full price ticket 6.50 € | Reduced 5.50 € | Soc* Imagine Orlando and Lab 80 4.50 €. Online presale on lab80.18tickets.it
The screening will also be held at Cinema Nuovo Eden in Brescia on March 27, at 9 pm.  Full price ticket 6,50 € | Reduced 5,50 € | Eden Card 4,50 €. Online presale on nuovoeden.it
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