Beyond The Periphery of The Skin

This film collects some of the visual materials recorded in a retreat in Parma, Italy, in 2019, which brought thinker and activist Silvia Federici together with the Feminist Research on Violence collective, and women from different backgrounds. We gathered to share experiences, feelings, and processes resonating with Federici’s experience, praxis, and theory. Living together in the Art Lab social center, we experimented with different tools to spark processes of common learning, departing from daily readings and discussions about some chapters of the then-forthcoming book of Silvia Federici, Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism, as well as, engaging in art, body, and mind workshops, and cooking and eating together.