silvia maglioni
Since 2008
Works in Paris France

After completing a PhD on Nomadism, Silvia Maglioni was lucky to get out alive from the fast-crumbling halls of academe and then all she wanted to do was to rollerblade along Venice Beach while listening to Nico’s "The Marble Index" and reading Adorno’s "Minima Moralia". However, she co-founded with Graeme Thomson TERMINAL BEACH, a constructivist zone for critical reflection, exploring possible new configurations of image, sound, text and politics, using cinema in expanded form to reactivate lost or forgotten archives and histories and to create new modes of collective engagement with contemporary thought. Maglioni & Thomson's work (and occasionally resistance to work) interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image. Their practice includes the creation of short and feature films, sound and videoinstallations, exhibitions, performances, event-works, seeances, radio shows, tube-tracts and books. Their first feature film, 'Facs of Life' (2009), draws on encounters with a number of former students of Gilles Deleuze and with the video archive in which they appear, navigating between the terrains of documentary, fiction and essay to explore aspects of Deleuze's philosophical legacy. Their second feature, 'In Search of UIQ' (2013), unfolds the story of Félix Guattari’s lost science-fiction screenplay, 'Un Amour d’UIQ' ('A Love of UIQ'), through a series of fabulations and spectral re-enactments, in relation to key social and political transformations of our time from Autonomist struggles to the digital recoding of life. The duo are completing a new feature film, 'Disappear One', and are working on a number of other projects including exhibitions, publications, film-performances and the invention of experimental collective platforms.
Their work has been presented in a number of international film festivals, art spaces and museums including FID-Marseille, Bafici, Jihlava, Il Vento del Cinema, Beirut Festival International de Film de Creation, Anthology Film Archives, Tate Britain, Serralves, Centre Pompidou, Redcat, MACBA, Ludwig Museum, The Showroom, Laboral, Castello di Rivoli.


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Sat Sep 19, 2009 00:00 - Wed Sep 02, 2009



Can a voice be seen? An image be read? A text projected?
For the new issue of the review ETOILEMENTS, the second edition of PRISME will explore the problematic rapport between voice and cinema, featuring a series of performances, readings, screenings, concerts and installations.

(WITH WORKS BY : Pierre Alféri, Anne Grèzes, Silvia Maglioni, Damien Marguet, Rodolphe Olcèse, Gabrielle Reiner, Marie Sochor, Graeme Thomson, Marc Ulrich, Verb**)

SATURDAY 19 SEPT 2009 /// from 6 pm till midnight
Mains d'OEuvres - 1 rue Charles Garnier - Saint-Ouen (PARIS)
M13 Garibaldi / M4 Porte de Clignancourt


facs of life

Mon Aug 10, 2009 00:00 - Fri Aug 07, 2009


MUSEUM LUDVIG, KOLN (Germany) h.20.30
FILMFORUM in association with CONNECTdeleuze

screening of

by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson (2009)
(un film entre Gilles Deleuze et ses élèves)

"Facs of Life" is a film of conceptual/poetic dispositifs that charts trajectories of those affected by Gilles Deleuze’s laboratory of machinic thought at the Centre Expérimental Universitaire de Paris 8 - Vincennes (1969-1980).
The film generates its lignes d’erre and its cinematographic territories from a series of encounters: with videos of Deleuze’s courses at Vincennes made by a group of militant cineastes; with several of those who attended the seminar and who appear in these images; with the woods of Vincennes where the university buildings (pulled down in 1980) once stood; with students of the new Paris 8 university at St Denis; and inevitably with the phantoms of revolution that continue to haunt our desires.

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