The Pleasures and Agonies of a Fleshy Mirror is a spoken-word audio piece by artist Valentina Vella. It is a visceral reflection and embodied response to experiencing Rewire 2023.
Valentina Vella (IT/US) is an artist who makes autofictional work about precarity, mental health, love and post-capitalist imaginaries. She centers narrative and the poetic word while exploring the way the body, sound, and rhythmical patterns modulate, enrich and sometimes contradict language in performance. She holds an MA in English literature from Roma Tre University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago. She is based in Rotterdam.