My name is Giuliano Vivaldi. I am a translator, blogger and write for various publications (mainly on Russian and Soviet cinema). My articles have appeared in Film Philosophy, Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, Calvert Journal, Desist Film, Open Left, the Russian New Literary Observer journal. Scholarly articles of mine and translations of other authors have appeared in Historical Materialism, Stasis, eflux, wdw review, artseverywhere and other journals.
With this blog I aim to post on subjects not directly related to Russian and Soviet cinema- my blog Soviet and Post-Soviet Visions concentrates on that subject and could be found here as well as blogs on Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, radical perspectives on food cultures etc.
I presently live in the Moscow Region (20 kilometers outside Moscow) but spend periods of time in both the UK (Brighton) and Italy (Riomaggiore). Other cities where I have lived include Trieste, Odessa, Salamanca, Madrid and Barcelona and I travelled extensively through Crimea between 2008 and 2012. I lived one year in the city of Novokuznetsk and lived two years in the Trentino region of Italy.
I am working on a large work which tie together my impressions of my past almost two decades of interest in Russian and Post-Soviet art and realities (linking art, philosophy, cinema and history into a proposed multi-media work of text, photography and documentary film) and which is provisionally entitled Visa No. 19.
I tweet on twitter here: @GiulianoVivaldi