During Mussolini’s fascist regime, the term Malacarne was a derogative assigned mostly to women who did not conform to the fascist ideal of the exemplary wife and mother. Whose conduct, exuberance, or emotions threatened the ideologies upon which fascist power resides. Women whose physical body was determined inadequate to uphold fascist assertions of Italian biological superiority. These Malacarne were institutionalized by the state and often placed in solitary confinement. We are MALACARNE.

MALACARNE is Alice Gosti’s new performance company. Focused on creating social-political performance spectacles. We are interested in the way that history, politics and architecture enter the body and condition the way we move, relate and exist.


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