Margine is inspired by the 19th Century practice of “marginalia”, which cultivated a gesture of personalizing a book before offering it to a friend or a lover by writing notes in the margin.
In Margine five readers- annotators write notes in the margin of the book, choosen together, Gli Anni by Annie Ernaux, one after the other and in a set order.
In such a way, they create a hybrid-manuscript that gets grafted onto the text of the existing book.
Margine aims to create a practice for developing new possible individual and collective narratives, for anticipating and imagining the “other”.
Once annotated, the book will be travelling between new readers: its journey will last for the next 10 years and a log will function as an archive.
On the 21st of September the annotators will talk about the process of sharing the book as a common body, being in conversation with Lorenzo Pavolini.
Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts.
Through her choreographic and theatre work, she re-thinks the politics of spectacle and spectacular, re-visits the place of imaginary and imagination, questions the notion of participation, investigates the idea of value and its representation, and keeps on getting inspired by the relationship between performer and spectator.
Although she creates through various forms, theatre remains the principle context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces – among others How Heavy Are My Thoughts (2003), Under My Skin (2005), While We Were Holding It Together (2006), Playing Ensemble Again And Again (2008), Working Titles (2010), 60 Minutes of Opportunism (2010), Partituur (2011), In Common (2012), We are Still Watching (2012-2015), Positions (2013), Edges (2016) – have been produced and presented in some of the major theatre festivals and venues in Europe, USA and Asia , over the last 12 years.