Federico Lodoli and Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli went twice in Liberia to carry out a study on the war. This publication gathers their travel memoirs, interviews with Liberian warlords and a photographic reportage.
Federico Lodoli and Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli crossed Liberia for the first time in 2011 and then in 2014. Their aim was to carry out an artistic, philosophical and documentarist study of the war. Liberia, tormented for years by civil wars, offered the ideal scenario. The authors came face to face with a wild and archetypal conflict, leading them to question to role of war, of violence and the need for them. The volume contains their travel memoirs, a series of interviews with Liberian warlords and a photographic reportage. The philosophical introduction by Federico Lodoli and the historical notes by Laura Borsi provide the conceptual bearings for this journey through a region dominated by the god of war.
Federico Lodoli (born 1982 in Rome, lives and works in Paris) is a philosopher and documentary filmmaker. Since 2006 he has produced documentaries for RAI. In 2012 he published the philosophical essay Spinoza e Nietzsche. Della potenza e le sue determinazioni for Ombre Corte publishing house. In 2015, he made the documentary Fragment 53 with Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli.
Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli (born 1982) lives and works in Rome. Graduated in philosophy, Tribbioli's practice is mainly project-oriented: it develops from researches and theoretical references, and it is then acted in a wide range of media, resulting in performances, installations and films. His works has been presented in museums, art institutions and film festivals, among wich: MAMbo (Bologna 2018), ICA (London 2016), Lincoln Center (NY 2016), Quadriennale di Roma (Rome 2016) and Centre d'Art Contemporain (Genève 2015). In 2004 he founded with Gabriele Silli and Giacomo Sponzilli the Mastequoia art group.