Lucio Boschi: Mostra fotografica- Silent Dance

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‘Silent Dance’ – An offering from the Andes.




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“SILENT DANCE” an offering from the Andes

I walk my path through roads of stone and salt. I receive the universe manifesting itself in very simple things; sometimes in the thin air of silence or rain and sometimes in the flash of a lightning or a roar.

I take photographs and keep traveling journals everywhere I go, I write to understand what I see and what I feel. But above all I write to pray and to heal. Some words I intend to seal inside of me, others I try to remove by opening the angles of some letters to break them free. What I wish is to experience is the rawness and music of the first day of existence.

Lucio Boschi was born in 1966, in Argentina, where he lives and works.

He is the author of eight books: Señores de la Tierra (1996), Pueblos de los Andes (2000), Danza Callada (2002), Quebrada de Humahuaca (2003), Una Argentina (2005), Un Mismo Rezo (2007), Ranchos (2010), La Celebración (2016).

His work is part of private collections and art institutes across the globe, including: Buenos Aires National Fine Arts Museum; the Smithsonian Institute, the United Nations ILO; the Art Institute of Chicago; Buenos Aires Ethnographic Museum; Tilcara Anthropology Museum; Universita Di Roma; La Sapienza; U.C.L.A Anthropology Research Department; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University Sociology and Anthropology Department; Andean Research Institute, University of Buenos Aires.

Lucio’s story is that of a travelling, self-taught, philosopher, registering through the lens what he sees and what the objects feels. At the age of 18 he began a journey that would take him through Latin America, living with the Inuit communities in Northern Canada, and the nomad tribes of Siberia, Mongolia and Bhutan. He spent time in India and in the Himalayas documenting the Tibetan diaspora living in exile.

Almost a decade later, in 1998, Lucio returned to his homeland and settled in the northernmost part of the country with a community of indigenous people from the Andes. For years he lived in the mountains as an ascetic renouncing all material comforts and leading a life of strict austerity and self-discipline.

Lucio worked with the United Nations and the International Labour Initiative to create the first image bank about child labour in Argentina. He presented documentaries in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Malba, and his book about prayers at the Aperture Foundation in New York.

Helena Attlee’s latest book Lev’s Violin: An Italian adventure was published last year and broadcast as BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’. Her bestselling The Land Where Lemons Grow: The story of Italy and its citrus fruit has been translated into several languages and won the Guild of Food Writers’ Book of the Year 2015.

Julian Evans is the author of the acclaimed biography Semi-Invisible Man: The life of Norman Lewis and Transit of Venus: Travels in the Pacific. He has presented radio and TV documentaries, reported from central Europe and written about the war in Ukraine from the frontline.

Saturday 10 September

Arrive in good time to settle in before meeting the tutors and other writers for an aperitivo followed by dinner

Sunday 11 September

Using our senses as a way of expressing experiences and connecting to readers, we explore rooting our writing in the physical
world to bring it alive

Activity: Walking the Potentino valley with a local botanist

Sensory writing Aperitivo and dinner at castle

Monday 12 September

Today is about building skills to commit real people to the page, using their appearance, body language, behaviour and other closely observed details

Activity: Visit to the local market

Free time for lunch in local town

Workshop: Writing people, their settings and voices

Aperitivo and dinner at castle

Tuesday 13 September

We focus on framing a process or an event to make it interesting to anyone, even to those not specifically interested in it

Activity: Local shepherds making ricotta cheese, followed by cheese tasting

Workshop: Finding the universal strand

Tasting the wines of Potentino with Charlotte Horton, followed by dinner with Rachel Roddy

Wednesday 14 September

Today is led by Rachel Roddy, acclaimed author, Italian food expert and Guardian columnist

Activity: Learning to make pasta with Rachel in Potentino’s 13th-century kitchen

Lunch is home-made pasta –
of course!

Workshop: Armed with our
flour-covered notes and thoughts, we will talk and do three generative
exercises. We’ll also look at strategies for writing about food and practical tips for recipe writing, and to conclude will talk about how to find a sustainable, enjoyable writing process and how to balance messy creativity with structure, form – and dinner

Feedback session with Rachel, Helena and Julian

Aperitivo and ‘Getting published’, a question-and-answer session with Derek Johns, drawing on his career as an editor, publisher and leading
literary agent

Dinner at castle

Thursday 15 September

On the final day we take you through a series of invaluable techniques for revising and polishing your work

Workshop: Ultimate editing: putting it all together


Free time to work on your writing

Celebration and sharing of your work

Dinner at a local restaurant

Friday 16 September


[We reserve the right to make changes to this timetable if necessary]

“Julian and Helena worked beautifully together in creating a transformative learning experience. Taking part has raised my standard of what I expect from my writing dramatically”

“I came to Potentino without an agenda, but I leave Potentino inspired to share my stories”

“Thank you both so much for a wonderful experience. I appreciate all your knowledge, generosity and hard work”

Board and lodging at Castello di Potentino

All sessions with Julian and Helena

Pasta-making Workshop and talk with Rachel Roddy

"Behind the scenes in publishing" discussion with Derek Johns

Trips for planned excursions

Last night's dinner at a local restaurant

What's not included


Transfers to and from Potentino (can be booked as an extra)

Meals on planned excursions


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