‘CASA MALAPARTE. Re-writing of an untouchable text. As an act of love.’ by Beniamino Servino
About reproduction —the rewriting of texts—
[and ABOUT THE PLEASURE OF THE APPROPRIATION OF A TEXT].
The reproduction [the rewriting] of texts.
Such reproduction/rewriting of texts implies a constantly active attitude.
From the choice of the text [act of love] to the preservation and rehabilitation as re-design [new conception].
One avoids the [mystic-mysterious] tension of invention-creation and adopts the [entirely secular] quiet readiness to accept the inertia of [Darwinian] evolution.
One avoids the [anxiety-inducing-paralyzing] tension of invention-creation and adopts the [author’s] quiet readiness to self-adapt.
Fidelity-infidelity. Faithful in the transcription. Unfaithful in the transcription.
Literal-parallel. Literal-diverging. Aware-unaware.
The rewriting of texts avoids the [mystical-mysterious] tension of the invention-creation and adopts serene availability [all secular] to the inertia of evolution [darwinistic].
The rewriting of texts avoids the tension [that puts anxiety-that paralyzes] of the invention-creation and adopts the serene availability [of the author] to adaptation to himself.
The calm act
[because it requires no effort – even only to prepare the creative act]
of transcribing a text
chosen from the texts I love
and therefore even more beloved
[from time to time]
almost as an adaptation to myself
fills some folds
with the unexpected and light
[and therefore wonderful] act
Invention as an act of filling the voids.
INVENTION OF COMPENSATION.
/// All drawings and texts by Beniamino Servino. More about his work, here.
/// We want to thank Beniamino who kindly shared this project with us.