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Shut up. Or rather, speak
Exhibition Italy

Shut up. Or rather, speak

DEADLINE:30 April 2020

In the world we live in, with the problems we are currently facing, how can we make voices be heard? Would it be possible to recreate the same freedom and immediacy of self-expression that define the voices in the interviews of Carla Lonzi’s Autoritratto?

The call Shut up. Or rather, speak is an invitation to reflect on one’s voice, image, (hi)story and to self-narrate, beginning with one’s own experiences, in connection with the historic moment we are currently going through.


  • The duration of the “self-portraits” (video selfies) cannot exceed 2 minutes

  • Video self-portraits (video selfies) could include the image (self-portrait) of its creator, as well as sounds, voices, texts, other subjects, objects, actions, places, etc.

  • In order to participate in the call, it is necessary:

  1. to upload one’s video selfie on YouTube (marking it as “Unlisted”)
  2. to send a link to the video to:
  3. to attach a completed copy of the participation form (linked below)


Following the call, a selection of videos will be promoted and divulged in order to offer further space to the voices and self-portraits of the participants.

The Galleria Nazionale will create visibility for the video contents by making them part of its exhibition activity, presenting them within its Lonzi Archive digital project in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, and including the self-portraits and their subjects on the online platforms of the museum and collaborating partner institutions.