Until the end of the sea.

Phase two. Anthropic and environmental landscape.

Free the research from the moment of the production; Insisting on a radically slow time; Tracing stories and detecting possible formats – not formalized works in the strict sense of term – are just some of the conditions that have pushed the research in a trajectory that aims to shape and deepen the boundaries of a human landscape, where, so far, the core of the investigation was mainly focused on the landscape and its geographical circumstances.

In this sense, it is perhaps better to think at the word landscape from a wider perspective and talk rather of “spaces” in the plural. «[…] The territorial evidence are different and influence the artistic choices. The word “spaces”, deliberately in quotation marks, implying the environment, the landscape or the territory. These are terms that would originally have different connotations: it does not change the object of analysis, but the way of observing it, which determines the conceptual category expressed through the choice of terminology. […]» (A. Pioselli, L’arte nello spazio urbano, premessa).


Sessione di lavoro presso Lastation con Massimo Carozzi, foto credits Claudio Zecchi

Thelandscape is thus the place of both the individual and collective perception inthe “making” of a place as a “landscape” (A. Pioselli) and in this second phaseof the work the artists have been pulled towards a much wider reading throughthose tools, or viewing places, offered by professionals in different disciplines.

Startingfrom the conflictual definition of territory and community investigated withpsychologist Michele Romanelli, the gaze layed then, through an experimentaland dysfunctional methodology, on the possibility to actually identify apossible relationship between the real extreme land and the extreme dreamlikeland (Radical Intention). Here the collective work in its processualimplication, imposed in the first place the need to focus on a language thathas been constantly and radically re-negotiated as a common glossary. A totallyre-invented glossary in order to determine the place where one is located andunderstand, if and how the individual and collective emotional level can bemutually influenced in a shared condition. The result partially achieved hasbeen a map, an in-progress landscape where one, in the words of Clavino –switching the word city with the word space – «should never confuse the citywith the discourse that describes it».


Sessione di lavoro presso le grotte delle Cipolliane con Massimo Carozzi, foto credits Lia Cecchin

Riccardo Giacconi e Carolina Valencia Caicedo, sessione di registrazione, foto credits Carolina Valencia Caicedo 

The map tends indeed torelate two planes tracing the threshold of a limbo in which the emotionalaspect is constantly present. A fragile and ephemeral aspect in which the sounddimension is fully present, since the listening, and finally explored with artist Massimo Carozzi (Zimmerfrei). A dimension that contributes to furtherenlarge the plan of the survey as a tool capable of thinking the”spaces” – in both their anthropic and environmental nature – withoutimages and broaden thus by paradox, their emotional power. The sound becomeshence a tool through which approaching people (how?), collecting testimoniesand creating a common narrative that, by not giving a precise geographicalindication, moves from a particular towards a universal plan.


Riccardo Giacconi e Carolina Valencia Caicedo, sessione di registrazione, foto credits Riccardo Giacconi

Until the end of the Sea

Phase one. Work hypothesis and methodology.

Photo courtesy Domenico Licchelli

Photo courtesy Domenico Licchelli

Until the end of the sea is a research project on the theme of the so-called Extreme Lands declined in three phases. This that has just ended, the first, is in some ways the most delicate as it was based on the need to establish coordinates and codes in a very short time that necessarily leads to forcing in the relations between the territory and its landscape both geographic and anthropological; the station as the heart of the research; and the artists that  for two weeks have lived in the station responding to the theme of the extreme acting almost as incubators of an experience that has been limited, so far, to gather information and knowledge of different nature intertwining with an extremely slow time.

A working session at Lastation with Domenico Licchelli

The moments of pause, almost declined in a leisure dimension are, in fact, in the context of a six months research project whose goal is not to produce a work but a book, as important as those of knowledge and deepening. These moments then intertwined with the everyday life and those places that feed the social relations to Gagliano del Capo; the traces left by the artists who participated in the past editions; the professionals and finally the associations that operate in the same territory.

In this phase, in fact, the high knowledge, in particular the scientific one that had as objective to mark the boundaries and to delineate the geomorphological structure of the territory and its possible implications of anthropological nature, it mingled in a almost organic way with the most varied forms of knowledge: from the one made directly through the excursions, to that of the transmission of the memory through the narrative, to the agronomic to, finally, the emotional one.

Luca Coclite design a map of the Extreme Lands through the works made by the artists that have participated in the previous editions

The territory in its vast stratigraphy has acted as a kind of platform, or rather, a complex device of traces or points so far suspended that will be finally united in a time not driven by the mechanisms of the forced production or rather in a form that, through the book, will become a sort of rhizome leaving free space to other hypotheses of work and research for the artists themselves, for Ramdom and for those artists/researchers who will come afterwards.

Exploring the territory with Association Salento Verticale

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Binds, traces, notes…

Photo curtesy Carolina Valencia Caicedo

Photo curtesy Carolina Valencia Caicedo

Photo curtesy Lia Cecchin

Photo curtesy Lia Cecchin

 

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”

Residency program brand new

On the basis and in continuity with the experience activated last year (2017-2018) with the participation of four artists – Simona di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera and Jacopo Rinaldi – Ramdom‘s association, winner for the second and consecutive year of the grant SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura, will develope an artist’s residency program that goes under the title Sino alla Fine del Mare. The program will see the participation of the artists’ duo Riccardo Giacconi + Carolina Valencia Caicedo and Lia Cecchin, plus Romina De Novellis and Elena Mazzi

The program will be curated by Claudio Zecchi.

The residency, in continuity with Ramdom’s research on the topic of the so-colled Extreme Lands, methodologically aims to investigate about the process as an investigative tool and place of formalization of research. The territory and its communities, main objects of this survey, will be addressed from different perspectives through the participation as tutors of some professionals in other disciplines: Dominico Licchelli (Education and Public Outreach Specialist, Osservatorio Astrofisico R.P.Feynman e Progetto POLARIS), Aria Spinelli and Maria Pecchioli (Independent researcher/curator and artist, Radical Intention); Michele Romanelli (Psychologist, Humus Interdisciplinary Residence) and Massimo Carozzi (Artist, Zimmerfrei).

Sino all Fine del Mare (2018-2019) is a project organized by Ramdom with the support of MiBACTand SIAE, within the program Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura.