Some pictures of the exercises developed during Claudio Zecchi’s workshop for the project Until the end of the sea – Sino alla fine del mare. The artists in residence have been introduced into Zecchi’s Performative Practices the first week of October.
“Then, to think of intervening in transformative dynamics of a place presupposes the ability to understand the visible and unseen dimension of the actions that are overlapping there, of the signs that may have been integrated, deleted, partially or completely, or simply overlapped; the ability to capture, in very different contexts, the value of the measure of sings as a synthesis of the quality and incisiveness of the actions that have deposited or are going to be deposited. […]Therefore it doesn’t seem possible to think that at everyday’s transformational operations that are added, there are subtracted, or re-asembled, signs of the landscape, without reconsidering the criterion of complexity, understood also as a system and demonstration of a territorial and environmental organization that always exceed local dimension”.
Laura Zampieri, Per un progetto nel paesaggio, Quodlibet Studio
“Landscape, for me, indicates that at the doors of our gaze. […] That thing we conservate in our memory after have stopped looking, that we conservate in our memory after have stopped exercising our senses within a space invested by the body.”
Gilles Clément, Giardino, paesaggio e genio naturale, Quodlibet
Let’s start this time from sedimented suggestions and not from the idea of having to return something of the place to the place itself, due to that who lives in the place may knows it better than us. Creating an action that arouses curiosity. Something extraordinary and/or unusual.
Here doesn’t finished anything.
What lights up at night brings stories with itself, memories erased, voids, places to be replaced on a vast surface.
#02 Questions for a residence
From what beginning is the political- geographical abstraction of “Lands End” considered?
Is there a predetermined center or are there static periferies?
What is insane?
What does care mean?
What is the difference between taking care and healing?
Who heals what?
Who is sick and in comparison to which kind of health?
How to stimulate attentive ability?
Esteeming a village means to have it repaired?
Is it a hostile place or the hostile is who looks at it?
To heal from what?
Is there a mistaken territory?
Is the wrong wrong?
Is it wrong to make a mistake?
Continue at Fieldnotes 3 Nuvola Ravera
#01 Notes for a residence
The whole universe tries to spend the lowest energy as possible
I propose to discuss the “finis terre” or “terra estrema” topic starting from reelaborating the research methodology which was started in Venice, in Via Germinale, and that wants to rethink the environment as a living organism due to the psychic echoes. To do this I would like to make use of the support of one or more professionals with whom to establish some critical conversations. The collaboration between me and a psychoanalyst in dialogue with the territory to carry out the series of en-plen air sessions, so that considering the landscape as the patient guardian of the unconscious. It takes a long time to start. This resistance hasn’t been submitted to the character of the place recently.
Some slowdones during the research of an interlocutor with certain characteristics are making me pick up some significative elements found during my residence. Exercises, verifications and lectures go along with me while I’m trying to build a relationship with the places, the land, the space, the voids. Pretending to have already started the sessions or identifying myself in the absent analysis, I collect visual signals and suggestions.
As a result of the analysis, the intention is to overcome the possible symptomatic indication through symbolic gestures that encapsulate the meaning of what I have found.
Without the pretense of identifying myself as the curative figure and of course not the intention of propose a geographical organisms’ reform, I wish that, by the sessions, I would arrive to poetical apparitions that force the elements emerging towards a slight shift of perception, the creation of doubts, the attention’s training, the taking over of an area’s boundaries, both internal and physical.
“Water has exceptional means to satisfy its own desires: it tastes things up. They bend the edges, erode their surfaces, filtering among the strings on the road. The one who hesitates is lost.”
Luca Trevisani, Water ikebana stories about solid & liquid things, Humboldt Books
Noises were out.
A mix of curiosity and fear blocked me at the entrance of that cave.
That low sound led me down.
Dead in the throat.
His ears sizzle and take shots.
The sounds are masked.
The horizontal plane does not match us with the sea and the ground.
An intervention in space. Bringing something in context.
It is not about giving back, but giving. What can I give?
Ghost ships pass in invisible areas.
How can you return an invisible area?
An invisible area can be rethought through the sound side.
Sound is the element for defining a space.
Caves and landscapes in resonance boxes.
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