Paraphernalia “before the fire” reactivates the rubble and scenographic remains of a film in progress. By searching through the great semantic garbage, Stefania Carlotti, Alessandro Polo and Marco Rigoni recycle a production to be by animating finished forms generated by sets of houses, roads, windows, pipes, panels, lamps, characters… Forde then becomes, for this first part of the Off-the-Cuff cycle, the cartoon of an exhibition art space which, between its sandbox-form and its monumentalization, adorns the vestiges of a memory stranded in obscure storage places located between our domestic spaces and the ice caps.

Off-the-Cuff is a three-part cycle. For each edition, Forde invites an existing piece to be staged by its authors. Through this gesture of abandoning the piece to the space of Forde, the idea is to kill the narratives that have been assembled by the exhibition and to consider them in their post-historical development: the activation of a potential that was not intended in the first instance, through its recycling and semantic fermentation.

In a way, it is a second-hand market of artistic production that opens up, where the original disintegrates into its presupposed use value, a reality that turns a pastiche into a pistache and willingly confuses productive instances, such as the artist, the dealer, the curator and the buffoon.

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