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As part of the serie GIOVENTÙ COSMICA we are happy to host this e-gallery project featuring Cité Des Arts artists in residence.

Referencing the original 1980-1984 Italian “Cosmic” subculture and its gut-driven multimedia imagery, this web space is meant for reimagining and fostering what can be considered Cosmic today in visual art, performing art, dance and music.

Studio portraits by photographer Anaïs Horn and stylist Celia Moutawahid.

N o a h   W a r r e n



We’ve all gouached.

Haven’t we? Pollock lashed

stretched canvas that was Nude.

Was said to call his Ruth prude

and he spat chew in a coffee can

and shat bloodily in the can.

When I was twenty I spent three

hours in a room with the Free-

Spirited Types moving from

one inviting orifice to the welcome

of another. I was lost in my wood,

savage and stern. But also I understood

that when it was later and I was wiser

I could never forgive Herr Pfizer.

My father said we’ve all got an East River.

He had a tenuous web of veins for a liver.

His loss. Literally. Mom’s impatient art

was proved to be the most effective part

of her mothering: you should see her rich greens

well up in the power of the middle and grow lean

as they colonize the crusted edges.

My love for her is impregnable.

Pity Miró, moonblind, weary on the rocky coast

of Portugal, walking cliff paths and getting lost.

His quest for childish wonder has bent him

and riddled his skin before its time.

Put this together with that! Paint it yellow!

Murk the sky with banks of Periwinkle and Snow.

Gouache a widened eye low on the right,

so it can behold the left and the night.


Noah was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. His poems have appeared in The New England Review, ZYZZYVA, Poetry, Agni, Narrative, The Iowa Review, Poetry Daily,and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is currently pursuing a PhD in English at U.C. Berkeley.

A i n o   V e n n a



Aino Venna started as a solo performer 2010 and has released three albums through Finnish label Stupido Records: Marlene (2012), Tin Roof (2014) and Aino Vennan Joulu (2016).
The music of Aino Venna flirts with chanson and jazz, old rock ‘n’ roll and folk. The lyrics derive from the past, literature and films.
Nowadays Aino Venna gets her inspiration from various art forms and also collaborates with theather, circus and film. Aino Venna lives and works in Paris, where she writes her next album, released due 2018.