A Better Worlddetails
Progetto Verdi Acquedetails
July 2012 @ Serra dei Giardinidetails
Nei mesi di Luglio e Agosto 2012 la Serra dei Giardini di Castello
ospiterà STUDIO ROULOTTE, un alloggio itinerante adattato a studio di
registrazione. Una rou- lotte Adria degli anni 80 sosterà nel
giardino della Serra, diventando il nucleo generativo di incontri,
condivisioni e performance. Lo studio mobile è stato ideato per
sviluppare progetti e collaborazioni in ambienti inconsueti. Il lavoro
del musicista è trasferito dall’ambiente privato allo spazio
pubblico, la roulotte dalla terra- ferma alla laguna.
La roulotte è stata attrezzata come studio allo scopo di svincolare
la produzione musicale da limiti e stress ambientali che normalmente
influenzano il lavoro degli autori. Uno studio nomade rappresenta una
soluzione utile ai musicisti per lavorare in un contesto armonico e
superare i limiti di tempo e spazio, aprendo la via ad ogni possibile
contaminazione che alimenti il processo creativo. Durante il
laboratorio Studio Roulotte saranno invitati a confrontarsi musicisti
di varia forma- zione e provenienza. Inoltre verrà incoraggiata la
partecipazione di tutti i musicisti che volessero prender parte.
Il fine ultimo è il creare un’oasi di incontri, un punto di
convergenza e scambio, un salotto e un teatro aperto agli avventori.
Una piazza in cui si incrociano le stra- de di cittadini, viaggiatori,
studenti. A tale scopo si mette a disposizione uno strumento
flessibile, a basso impatto ambientale e ad alto tasso di
condivisione:lo studio mobile. La roulotte è quindi concepita come
spazio propulsivo attorno al quale sviluppare laboratori, jam
sessions, concerti, serate ed incontri. Nel periodo in cui la Serra
ospiterà la roulotte verranno prodotti una compilation e undocumentario.
Il progetto è stato ideato da Michela Intra e Angelo Cacciolato, il
percorso sarà coordinato da Microclima, in collaborazione con ospiti
e partecipanti tra professio- nisti, italiani e stranieri, ma anche
tra amatori e studenti. Il progetto si inserisce nel Festival di Serra
dei Giardini della Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS Nonsoloverde, in
concomitanza con l’apertura della 13.Biennale Internazionale di
Architettura di Venezia curata da Raffaella Guidobono.
14 – 15 – 16 June 2012 | Serra dei Giardini, Venezia, Italy.
April 18th 2012, 7PM @ Serra dei Giardini
Richard Nonas (New York, 1936) may be considered a father of the whole project
Microclima. Every piece of his art refers to human manipulation and antagonism
against the natural world. The alien presence of man irreparably destroys
the environmental balance, transforming every space into a human settlement.
One of the main messages of Richard Nonas art is the dichotomy between man
and nature and the irreversibility of every human intervention on earth.
The raising of consciousness on the gap that separates man and world is the first
and most important step towards an eco-sustainable behaviour.
During the next months Richard Nonas will work at the Marghera fortress,
with a permanent path cut into the wild vegetation of a small sighting island
separated from the fort by a few meters of water and accessible by lagoon boat.
In the context of the revitalization of abandoned fascinating places, the project
involves the fortresses of Marghera and Sant’Andrea, the two military defensive
poles of Venice: the former protects the land and the later the seaside.
Fortress Marghera complex occupies an area of more than 48 hectares,
including the canals between the mainland and the Venice lagoon.
The old village of Marghera was transformed into a great fortress by Napoleon and then by Austrians.
Later on, it was used as an army logistic base and, only recently, it returned to public use.
Today it conserves an important historical and environmental heritage and its reuse represents
a great opportunity of cultural, social and economic development.
“The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)”
On November 2nd 2010, the artist-run initiative “And And And”, -which is using
the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals
and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and
the constituent publics or communities which could be addressed- invited
Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese and Cesare Pietroiusti.
These artists, in collaboration with Luigi Presicce, proposed to turn the “Day of the Dead”
celebration into a new festivity “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)”.
For this celebration the artists invited everyone to be part of the shortest
and slowest pilgrimage in the world, that departed (and arrived) at Lu Cafausu,
in San Cesario di Lecce.
A circular pilgrimage around Lu Cafausu, an imaginary place that really exists,
an architectural and existential anomaly, a place full of potentiality producing
metaphors and narratives. Lu Cafausu cannot be defined without generating
a non-sense because it is a place full of history and meaning but nobody knows
what they are. Lu Cafausu is a place around which the presence of death is floating.
Any day, the small building can in fact be demolished to accommodate more parking
space for cars, or can also fall apart due to its precariousness. It could also be turned and frozen into a monument.
Because of this feeling of the presence of death, Lu Cafausu is an ideal place for a new celebration.
‘La Festa dei Vivi’ is for those who, in order to give sense to life, reflect upon death; their own, first and foremost.
During the piligrimage the participants had the oppportunity to meditate
and discuss on themes such as that of “vital death”, of “suspension on the threshold”,
a precariousness that is physical, floating, enjoyable.
The pilgrimage was made of stops and very slow moves, to which every participant
could contribute pushing, in the streets of San Cesario, a little boat full of books.
The pilgrimage, among other places and sites, reached the “Santuario della Pazienza”
made in the early ‘70s by Ezechiele Leandro (1905-1981), a unique
and extraordinary example of a mystical garden, a forest of sculptures, a temple
or a cemetery, an irrapresentable site created by the artistic expression of a self-taught man,
an artist whose position was beyond the division between low and high culture.
For the second edition of “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death)”
on November 2011, Fantin, Negro, Norese, Pietroiusti and Presicce propose a workshop
to be held at the Greenhouse in Venice. The participants
to such workshop will pay homage to Ezechiele Leandro, trying to make all together
a sculpture inspired by his “three-dimensional mosaics”.
At the end of the workshop, all the participants will leave Venice with a bus,
towards San Cesario di Lecce, carrying with them the newly made sculpture.
The trip will be the occasion to continue discussing the issues that will be proposed
in the workshop as well as to elaborate once more the theme of the new celebration.
On November 2nd, the sculpture will be delivered to San Cesario di Lecce.
Cesare Pietroiusti’s art practice focuses on problematic and paradoxical situations
that are hidden in common relationships and in ordinary acts – thoughts that come to mind
without a reason, small worries, quasi-obsessions that are usually considered too insignificant
to become a matter of discussion or of self-representation.
In 1997 he published Non-functional thoughts (ed. Morra, Naples), a small book containing approximately
one hundred useless, parasite or incongruous ideas to be realized as art projects by anyone.
Some of these ideas have been executed by artists and curators, such as for the exhibition “Democracy!”
(Royal College of Art, London, 2000) and “One hundred things that are certainly not art” (Platform, Vaasa, 2001).
In the last five or six years his research has been focused mostly on paradoxycal characteristics
of the economical exchanges applied to contemporary art.
Emilio Fantin, Bologna, Italy. He participated to important contemporary events and
he exhibited in international galleries and museums (Venice Biennale – Performa07 -
The Magazine, Grenoble – Neue Galerie, Graz – Sculpture Centre, NY). Currently
he is working on multidisciplinary research: art-agriculture, art-mathematical logic,
Giancarlo Norese was born 1963 in Novi Ligure, Italy, lives in Milano. Graduated of the Accademia di Brera,
he was one of the initiators of the Progetto Oreste and the editor of its publications.
Since the mid-Eighties he has been involved in many collaborative art projects,
mostly dealing with precariousness, the metaphors of the public space, the mistakes of the landscapes,
and the self-generated beauty. As an individual artist, he is interested in formless forms of art.
Luigi Negro is an artist, sociologist and historian of economics who focuses his
practice on developing social designs and collaborative curatorial projects as forms
of art. Negro -a collaborator to the network for contemporary culture UnDo.Net- lives
and works in Lecce, Italy, and together with Alessandra Pomarico and David Cossin
is a curator for SoundRes, a residency program for visual and sound artists.
Luigi Presicce is born in Porto Cesareo (Lecce) in 1976. He lives and works in Milan and Porto Cesareo.
After having received a BA at Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce he moved to Milan. In 2007 he attended
the Advanced Course in Visual Arts (CSAV) at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como. He is one
of the founding member and director of Brownmagazine and Brown Project Space (with Luca Francesconi and Valentina Suma),
which were founded in Milan in 2008. Starting from 2007 Presicce also heads
a residency program in Porto Cesareo (LE) in collaboration with Salvatore Baldi.
In collaboration with the GalleriaMichelaRizzo
The artist is going to develop an intervention at the Greenhouse
in dialogue with the curator Viktor Misiano.
(from June 2011)
“The plants mirror our actions/intervention on the natural world, the extraction
and manipulation of a material that pertains to that world, changing it to our
own satisfaction could be seen as killing it”.
Will West (1964, GB)