RAMDOM AT PLATFORM PROJECTS IN ATHENS

Ramdom will be part of the Athens exhibition at the Platform Project. May 17-20, at stand 19.On this international occasion, we are proud to present the works of Jacopo Rinaldi (Interval) and Roberto Memoli (Verderame), two of the four residents of the project Untile the end of the sea.

Our stand includes works by Alessandro Carboni, Luca Coclite, Carlos Casas and Giuseppe De Mattia.

Check it out https://platformsproject.com/

En route to the South, by Elena Mazzi and Rosario Sorbello

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Work in progress for our artists! 

The project involves a specific territory – the southern Salento -, the practice of beekeeping and the phenomenon of immigration: a juxtaposition between the practice of nomadic beekeeping and the phenomenon of human migration, which has involved the entire Mediterranean area for twenty years.

You are all invited to discover their project in July 2018.

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The project is supported by SIAE “Sillumina, private copy for the youth for the culture” (Ed. 2017)

ARACHNE a women’s march towards the South, to the limits of Europe

ARACHNE a women’s march towards the South, to the limits of Europe. Second part of Romina De Novellis residency at Ramdom.

3 Public events in Salento to present the projects. Join us!

17th apr_Galatina – Sala Scuderie, Palazzo Gallone

18th apr_Tricase – Palazzo della Cultura, Sala Contaldo

19th apr_Lecce – LOFT 

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Il progetto è supportato dal bando SIAE “Sillumina, copia privata per i giovani per la cultura”

Life is messy and moving all the time

Life is messy and moving all the time

by Claudio Zecchi, Simona di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravela and Jacopo Rinaldi

The collective writing experiment coordinated by Claudio Zecchi is now on Droste Magazine!

http://www.drosteeffectmag.com/collective-writing-experiment-ramdom-residency/

(Italiano) Sino alla fine del mare: le azioni e la mostra

Simona di Meo: “Which land is not extreme?”

The artist Simona Di Meo, selected for the artistic residence project “Until the End of the Sea”, performs works and interventions that explore interdisciplinary paths between art, landscape, society and territory. Her active work involves processes that aim to bring back the historical and emotional memory of the place, triggering mechanisms of participation and dialogue with different types of audience.

Simona tells us of her impressions on Leuca’s Head in order to de-construct the political idea of the border. In fact, in Gagliano del Capo, where the radio signal is superimposed on that of Greece and Albania, the artist seeks to link the three communities beyond political boundaries.

-After these first months of residence do you think this is an extreme land?
I don’t know if I would define it exactly like that. I have the impression that this definition is likely to fall into a somewhat exotic representation where the end index is measured primarily in relation to the presence or otherwise of people and services. But in this sense, which land is not extreme? Don’t go too far, have you ever tried to travel by public transport from one side to another in Rome, or to take a ride to any mountain village after the holiday season, as long as tourism is still there? It seems to me that we can say that this place has specifics that may not be immediately legible but that in the medium to long term can exert some influence in the lives of those who live there. For example, how you can quickly change the wind over a day or as in many places, observing the horizon of the sea this is very high, almost as you want to eat the sky.

-What are the elements that are most affecting your creative process?
In Gagliano del Capo, the radio signal often overlaps with the neighboring states of Greece and Albania, in a short circuit that symbolically deconstructs the political idea of ​​a national border. Starting from this suggestion, I would like to develop an intervention involving the connection of three communities residing in the countries located in the
the political boundary of the Italian, Greek and Albanian states, in a narrative “weaving” of personal stories and memories, which testify to the interweaving between the political history of the frontiers and the lives of the people.

-What do you mean to focus on your final restitution job?
Work takes the immaterial but dense form of a radio broadcast, a kind of audio sculpture, spread simultaneously in the three countries. The aim is to explore the concept of frontier, in contrast to the sterile aridity of the political / administrative aspect and the vibrant permeability of individual life experiences, proposing a space in which the identities converge and become syncretic.

-Three words to define these extreme lands.
Lunatic, essential, ancient.

Check Simona di Meo’s profile and her field notes.

Interview by Maria Dabén Florit

 

Fieldnotes: Nuvola Ravera (3)

#03 Fragments from a fragmented place

This land torments me, the stones torment me, the sea’s threat, the countryside, the voids, the courage of the silence and I torment them. But they laugh. It is a chieldhood torment, the stones are youngsters, it is a teenager world and we put the crutches on them. If is there an invisible, unmaterial or seemingly inanimate spectator, the stones in the meanwhile listen, the water applauds, the cement suports it when it doesn’t find the kind of fragile breaks, some leaf jokes, an olive tree suffers from caries.