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Patrizio Peterlini is currently director of the Fondazione Bonotto. He has a degree in modern literature and clinical psychology and a Master of Advanced Studies in “Concept and Clinical Psychoanalysis” (with a thesis on psychoanalysis and contemporary art). He is a psychanalyst and professor of art psychology at the Academia anta Giulia de Brescia. From 2005 to 2010, he worked at the F. Conz Archives, where he organized the cataloguing of works and documents and supervised exhibitions and publications. His contributions have been published art catalogues and psychoanalytical reviews, such as:
Riviste d’arte d’avanguardia. L’esoeditoria in Italia negli anni 60 e 70″ (with Giorgio Maffei, 2005); Sarenco : le riviste, la lotta. Storia di un esploratore d’avanguardia (2006); Poesia visiva in Italia (with Achille Bonito Oliva, 2014); Fluxbooks. Fluxus Artist Books from the Luigi Bonotto Collection (with Giorgio Maffei, 2015); Arrigo Lora Totino. La parola come poesia segno suono gesto. 1962-1982 (avec Giorgio Maffei, 2015); Sense Sound / Sound Sense. Fluxus Music, Scores and Records in the Luigi Bonotto collection (with Walter Rovere and Giorgio Maffei, 2016). He directed films in collaboration with Piero Matarrese: La Perf En Fin. La recherche de Julien Blaine (2008) and Around Poetry #1 (2015).

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Essay by Patrizio Peterlini
21 March 2019

The Liberated Voice
Jouissance of the Voice and Body in Sound Poetry

Essay by Patrizio Peterlini

In an essay based on psychoanalytical analysis of language, Patrizio Peterlini defines sound poetry as the territory of the jouissance. This jouissance comes across by little vocalizations or babbling, the dance of lips and the tongue. The poet’s physical presence is essential. The poem is an action amplified by natural and artificial sounds.

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