Follow Me


    curated by Self Pleasure Publishing

    preview: September 17, 2019
    18/09/2019 – 2/11/2019

    Meris Angioletti, Enrico Boccioletti e Elena Radice, Dafne Boggeri, Benni Bosetto, Matilde Cerruti Quara, Dogyorke, Maria Giovanna Drago, Marco Giordano, Rada Koželj, Alessandra Mancini, Sebastiano Mauri, Jacopo Miliani, Jacopo Pagin, Agne Raceviciute, Sara Scanderebech, Davide Stucchi, Massimo Vaschetto, Giovanni Zanda.

    Editorial projects:
    ADAMANT, BAFFALO FOLDER di TOMBOYS DON’T CRY, Le Dictateur, DUST magazine, Ecocore, Frute, mazoopub, NERO Publications, Pino Pipoli / New Gentlemen Club, Pornopoetica&La Nut, Progetto Grafico – Aiap, Self Pleasure Publishing.

    Special project curated by Archivio Luca Locati Luciani.


    Otto Zoo presents SAVAGE, a project undertaken by the editorial platform Self Pleasure Publishing with the specific theme of the relationship between sexuality and language.
    With SAVAGE, Self Pleasure Publishing proposes a show that involves artists, other self-produced editorial situations, and the l’Archivio Luca Locati Luciani.

    SAVAGE contains images, visions, fabrics, sound, and words by artists who have been individually asked to deal with the theme of physical and mental self-pleasure. The works chosen have given rise to innumerable images which upset the categories of gender, sex, nationality, and generation with which we often observe others.

    During the show it will be possible to consult various self-publishing experiments chosen both for their relevance to the theme of the show and for an overview of the Italian self-publishing panorama. The concept of “Italianness” is also present in the special project created for the occasion by the Archivio Luca Locati Luciani which for years has explored the area of LGBTQI+ sexuality by collecting essays, magazines, “ephemera”, and photographic material.

    SAVAGE is a show that can be read like a book, but it is also a book that can be read as a show. In fact, reading and writing can be considered acts that enclose in themselves the subversive dimension of personal pleasure.

    Freud will certainly have said this when searching for a word to define the indefinable… in other words the other.
    However, the invention of the other can only come about from the untranslatability of one’s own self.
    SAVAGE is the sound of pleasure, a lightly whispered surreal murmur. To pronounce this word is to free the voice from the body, sparking off the enchantments of imagination. The letters are mixed up in the fog of language, and one is added to another one to become multiple. A multiplicity of artists are collected together, as in a book, in order to claim pleasure as a solitary creative act, though not for this exclusive and anti-relational.