Born in 1985, Liv Schulman grew up in Buenos Aires, where she attended public school. Fascinated by television, the arrival of cable in 1990 and the financial crash of 2001 are among the most striking moments of her life. A graduate of the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, she has lived in France since 2015.
Liv Schulman’s work takes the form of filmed fictions, TV series, readings-performances and novel writing. The narratives at the core of her work deal with the role of subjectivity in the political space and the difficulty of giving it credit. In this way, a real telenovela is shown on television as if in a museum. In her approach, creating means directly experiencing an environment, a system, a subject.
She has exhibited her work at the Villa Vassilieff in Paris, the CAC La Galerie in Noisy-le-Sec, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Crac Alsace, the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Austria, the Ricard Foundation in Paris, the SMK in Copenhagen, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Nebraska. She has benefited from the ADAGP grant, the sponsorship of the Fondation des Artistes, the DAAD residency programme in Germany, and was awarded the Ricard prize in 2018.
Liv Schulman wishes to conduct research at Villa Medici on Luigi Pirandello’s anti-theatre and its relationship with the affects of his wife Maria Antonietta Portulano’s insanity. Considering that Pirandello’s work is strongly influenced by what happened to his wife, she would like to propose an approach to this research linked to institutional psychotherapy.
Her project “Anti-théâtre, anti-psychiatrie, psychothérapie institutionnelle et un Opéra-T-shirt dans la Rome de Pirandello” consists of carrying out a dramaturgical work around and in the Rome of Portulano-Pirandello, using the city as a theatrical or cinematographic stage. In this setting, an opera-film unfolds in which anonymous tourists wander around the city. They move around wearing t-shirts with axioms, creating a choreography of metalanguage.
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