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“Improving Public Space: Trauma Art and Retrospecitive-Futuristic Healing”, 73-98 in Arleen Ionescu and Maria Margaroni, eds. Arts of Healing: Cultural Narratives of Trauma. London: Rowman & Littlefield Ltd
In this article, I analyze three works of art, in different media and styles. The video shadow play In Search of Vanished Blood, by Nalini Malani, stands for the potential of painting and sound together to bring about a change in the public space where blood has vanished. The installation Palimpsesto by Doris Salcedo compels us to keep looking at the disasters of the refugee drownings; to refuse looking away from what happens right before our eyes. The third work is my own video installation Don Quijote: Sad Countenances, which revitalizes the age-old bestselling novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

“Movement, Precarity, Affect”. 83-96 in Deleuze, Guattari and the Art of Multiplicity, edited by Radek Przedpełski and S.E. Wilmer. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2020
This article appeared out of the conference on Deleuze and the Art of Multiplicity, held in Dublin, in 2016. As is now standard, the book took for yours to appear. In my contribution I tried to make the case for the double movement of images, dynamic and emotional.

“Annunciation: The Moving Image as an Act of Witnessing.”197-218 in The Announcement: Annunciations and Beyond. Eds. Hana Gründler, Alessandro Nove, Itay Sapir. Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
This book, too, took years to appear. Here, the conference consisted mostly of historical considerations, with the Annunciation as a mythical event. I was asked because of my interest in the art of Eija-Liisa Ahtila, who had just made a video installation on the topic.

“Art Making as Analysis: Thought-Images and Image-Thinking.” 1-10 in Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art, Bejing, Vol. 40, no. 4, 2020
This article is a bit a preview of the book on image-thinking that is currently under peer review.

“Narrative Polyphonie: Kakophonie oder Zitastismus?” 111-122 in Polyphonie und Narration. Eds. Silvan Moosmüller, Boris Previšic, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Raven, Research on Alternative Varieties of Explorations in Narrative Band 7, 2020
I wrote this article to meet the challenge of writing about sound and music, of which I know precious little. Sometimes, doning something out of ignorance can help coming up with new ideas.

“Challenging and Saving the Author, for Creativity | Sfidare e salvare l’autore, per creatività” in Vesper. Rivista di architettura, arti e teoria | Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory, no. 2, Materia-autore | Author-Matter, Quodlibet, Macerata primavera-estate, 132-149 Spring-Summer 2020
This article I accepted o write because I wanted to avoid beating a dead horse. I am ever so grateful that the editors of this new Italian journal compelled to to rethink the issue of authorship we tend to think of as obsolete. Barthes and Foucault were smarter than that.

“Looking with Women”. 14-27 in Ikkunalla. Näkymiä sukupueleen, titaal ja aikaan. Kirsi Saarikankaan juhlakirja. Taidehistoriallisia tutkimuksia, Konsthistoriska studier (At the window. Prospects for gender, space and time. A commemorative book for Kirsi Saarikangas. Konsthistoriska studier (Art History Studies) 51, 202051, 2020
This piece was for a festschrift for Kirsi Saarikankaan, a colleague at the university of Helsinki I have known and appreciated for a very long time.

“La pensée-ciné: le retour d’Emma”. 5-21 in Flaubert et les sortilèges de l’image, eds. Barbara Vinken, Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Anne Herschberg Pierrot, Berlin/Boston, De Gruyter, 2020
The conference where I gave this paper happened in 2015. Madame Bovary has been my life-long favorite novel, and took a renewed interest when Michelle Williams Gamaker and I decided to turn it into a film.