LANDXCAPE

art, storytelling, landscape

Residency program in Puglia, October 8th – 19th, 2018

At Convitto Palmieri, Lecce / Biblio-Regional Museums, on Thursday 18th October, starting at 5:30 pm, the final event of #landXcape will take place, with the presentation of the works created in the six parks of Salento.

Opening act: a video with the story of the Project #landXcape.

Institutional greetings:
Loredana Capone, Regional Councilor for Cultural and Tourism Industries
Dora Bei, President of BJCEM
Aldo Patruno, Director of the Department of Cultural Industries, Tourism and Development of the Territory of Puglia Region.

Coordinator Simonetta Dellomonaco, Scientific Project Coordinator.

Afterwards, the artists and tutors will present the work done in the Artistic Residences, with videos and performances. In the exhibition spaces next to the cloister there will be a display with panels and projections. The evening will end with a buffet and a concert by Koinè.

LandXcape is a multidisciplinary cultural project of integrated enhancement of the identity and landscape heritage of Salento, promoted by Puglia Region in collaboration with Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and the International Association BJCEM – Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée.
Through artistic and narrative forms, landXcape wants to stimulate in the public and on the territory a reflection on the meaning of the (voluntary and involuntary) transformation of the landscape, in a multidisciplinary and intersectoral approach.
A project in which art becomes a meeting place between two worlds, the productive and the cultural ones, as well as a keystone to produce a vision of the future of the Salento landscape that embraces the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, hit by the scourge of the Xylella, which are now dealing with their own identities.

Artistic residences

LandXcape provides a program of artistic residences, within six different parks of Salento (Parco Dune Costiere – Ostuni; Parco Torre Guaceto – Brindisi; Parco Otranto/Leuca – Otranto; Parco Litorale di Ugento – Ugento; Parco Porto Selvaggio – Gallipoli; Litorale Tarantino – Manduria).
Under the supervision of six professional tutors, 60 artists selected by BJCEM through an international call and coming from 22 countries will closely work with the territory, interfacing with farmers, olive producers, inhabitants of the affected areas, scholars and researchers.
Divided into groups corresponding to 6 different artistic disciplines (Performance, Storytelling, Design, Video/Photography, Public art/Land art, Painting/Sculpture), artists will be involved in creative and productive workshops. At the end of the residences moments of public restitution of the resulsts will take place in the places of research.

Dialogues on the Landscape

The “Dialogues on the landscape” section is one of the activities of landXcape project and involves all project partners, local operators, trade associations, cultural and social promotion associations. The “Dialogues” will welcome and articulate the requests coming from these subjects, together with the experts and all the so-called privileged interlocutors of the territory.
7 meetings will be organized in the form of technical tables, seminars, workshops, where it will be possible to develop reflections, initiate discussions and share information on the theme of the transformation of the landscape and the cultures that inhabit it.
The dialogues are hosted by the 6 parks involved in the project and are related to the territorial specificity of each one, also in line with the artistic residency activities to be carried out in each park. The last dialogue will be held at the Biblio-Museale pole in Brindisi, together with all the artists in residence.

Shows

A program of narrative events in nature on the theme of landscape and land, which will accompany the development of the residence by creating a context of listening and storytelling of the memory of places, in a low-tech and wellness mode within the parks involved.

Follow the project here:
– Facebook https://www.facebook.com/landxcape.puglia
– Instagram https://www.instagram.com/landxcape.puglia
– Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAg3Ok9TbGmV1479i7pL8_w

SELECTION RESULTS

Land Art (10 artists)
Austria Christina Gruber
Greece Alexsandros Simopoulos | Giorgo Skretis
Italy Stefano Boccardo | Marco Cestarolli | Giorgia Mocilnik | Kerol Montagna | Maria Teresa Zingarello
Montenegro Ivana Radovanovic
Norway Sidsel Nielsen Bonde
Design (10 artists) 
Italy Valeria Di Leone | Luigi Leopizzi | Simona Girardi | Paola Iacobellis | Salvatore Spaltro | Amy Su  | Andrea Torrone | Luca Paolo Vasa
Montenegro Iva Djurovic
San Marino Graziana Florio
Storytelling (10 artists)
Greece Eleana Chatzaki
Italy Cristina Carlà | Francesca Camilla D’Amico | Laura Fuzzi | Antonio Guadalupi | Adelaide Mancuso | Marta Mingucci | Annika Pettini
Slovenia Pia Prezelj
UK Hanna Fredsgaard Jones
Video/Photography (9 artists)
Albania Vangjush Vellauh
Cyprus Marianna Ellina
Greece Alexandros Rellos
Italy Francesco Giorgi | Elisa Pregnolato | Michela Ronco | Federico Scarchilli | Alessandro Tricarico
Portugal Fabio Penela
Performance (8 artists) 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mak Hubjer
Greece Thodoris Trampas
Italy Alessandra Gaeta | Claudia Mangini
Lebanon Christy El Khoury
Serbia Ivona Mitic
Spain Lina Quiroga
UK Francine Kliemann
Visual Art (10 artists)
Austria Olivia Coeln
Cyprus Michalis Charalambous
Egypt Hadia El Masry
Greece Giorgos Palamaris
Italy Barbara Baroncini | Giada Ganassin | Matteo Messori | Samuele Pigliapochi
France Myriam Santos
Syria Alaa sharabi

PROGRAM

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Dall’8 al 18 ottobre
Parco naturale regionale Porto Selvaggio e Palude del Capitano / Arti performative
Riserva naturale dello Stato Area Marina Protetta di Torre Guaceto / Narrazione
Parco naturale regionale Dune Costiere da Torre Canne a Torre San Leonardo / Arti visive
Riserve naturali regionali orientate del litorale tarantino orientale / Foto-Video
Parco naturale regionale litorale di Ugento / Design
Parco naturale regionale costa Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca e bosco di Tricase / Land Art

6 residenze per 6 discipline in 6 parchi.
In un progetto speciale della Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo, 60 artisti under 35 provenienti da tutto il bacino del Mediterraneo sono ospiti della Puglia per una ricerca artistica a tutto campo nei territori colpiti dalla malattia degli ulivi per abitare e immaginare il futuro del paesaggio rurale come luogo dove l’arte può abitare, nutrire, coltivare.

SEMINARIO DI APERTURA
8 ottobre / h 17.30 / MUSEO RIBEZZO, Brindisi
Polo bibliomuseale regionale
LANDXCAPE E GLI ARTISTI DELLA BJCEM
Apertura e presentazione della ricerca delle residenze artistiche BJCEM

EVENTO FINALE
18 ottobre / h 17.30 / CONVITTO PALMIERI, Lecce
Polo bibliomuseale regionale
Presentazione dei risultati delle Residenze artistiche
h. 21:00 Festa di chiusura con certo Koinè

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE PORTO SELVAGGIO E PALUDE DEL CAPITANO

DIALOGO
22 settembre / h 10.30
Masseria Torrenova
ATTRAVERSAMENTI, PATRIMONIO E COMUNITÀ

SPETTACOLO
7 ottobre / h 16.00
Torre dell’Alto
PAESAGGI IN EVOLUZIONE
Visita guidata

h 17.00 / Torre dell’Alto
TEMPESTE
L’olivo, il vino, le pietre
Una produzione O ThiasosTeatroNatura
Uno spettacolo scritto e narrato da Sista Bramini

Infoline e prenotazioni:
349 6799790 (ritrovo Via Cantù, Santa Caterina c/o Grotta Capelvenere)

RISERVA NATURALE DELLO STATO AREA MARINA PROTETTA DI TORRE GUACETO

SPETTACOLO
23 settembre / h 17.30
Centro Visite della Riserva
“Al Gawsit” presso Serranova
IL LUOGO DELL’ACQUA DOLCE
Visita guidata

h 18.30 / alla casa bianca di Pinuccio Bellanova
LA LUNA E I FALÒ
Della Puglia e altre memorie
primo studio
Uno spettacolo di e con Luigi D’Elia e i BEVANO EST

Infoline e prenotazioni:
349 2581270
(Centro Visite della Riserva “Al Gawsit” presso Serranova)

DIALOGO
5 ottobre / h 17.00
Centro Visite della Riserva
“Al Gawsit” presso Serranova
RACCONTI E MEMORIA DEI LUOGHI

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DUNE COSTIERE DA TORRE CANNE A TORRE SAN LEONARDO

DIALOGO
29 settembre / h 10.30
Masseria Fontevecchia
#LANDSCAPE UNDER 35
Presentazione del documentario “Human’s Landscape”

SPETTACOLO
29 settembre / h 19.30
Fiume Morelli, Casa del Mare
I LUOGHI SEGRETI DELL’ACQUA
Visita guidata

h 21.00 / Fiume Morelli, Casa del Mare
IN TEATRO CON I PIEDI PER TERRA
Una produzione Radici nel Cielo
Uno spettacolo agriculturale
con Andrea Pierdicca (voce), Enzo Monteverde (chitarra)

Infoline e prenotazioni:
348 1638228 (ritrovo Fiume Morelli – SS. 379 Bari-Brindisi, uscite Pilone o Torre Canne)

RISERVE NATURALI REGIONALI ORIENTATE DEL LITORALE TARANTINO ORIENTALE

SPETTACOLO
30 settembre / h 17.00
Masseria Cuturi
NELL’ANTICO BOSCO DEI CUTURI
Visita guidata

h 18.00 / Masseria Cuturi
IO SONO IL MIO LAVORO, STORIE DI UOMINI E DI VINI
Uno spettacolo di e con PINO PETRUZZELLI

Infoline e prenotazioni:
320 1570633 / 393 0198960 (ritrovo strada prov.le Manduria – San Pietro in Bevagna, km. 5)

DIALOGO
13 ottobre / h 19.00
Cantine Terre del Primitivo
RADICI NELLA TERRA
dialoghi del gusto

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE LITORALE DI UGENTO

SPETTACOLO
5 ottobre / h 19.30
Nuovo Museo Archeologico di Ugento
UN MARE DI CULTURA E BIODIVERSITÀ
Visita guidata

h 21.00 / Chiesa di Santa Filomena, Municipio di Ugento
CIELO NERO
Uno spettacolo di Francesco Niccolini e Pierpaolo Piludu
con Pierpaolo Piludu
Una produzione Cada die Teatro
Infoline e prenotazioni:
328 3424894 (ritrovo Municipio di Ugento)

DIALOGO
13 ottobre / h 18.00
Chiesa di Santa Filomena
(ex sala consiliare)
DESIGN NATURA

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE COSTA OTRANTO-SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA E BOSCO DI TRICASE

DIALOGO
6 ottobre / h 10.30
Centro Canali, Vignacastrisi
PAESAGGI CONTEMPORANEI

SPETTACOLO
6 ottobre / h 20.00
Castello di Andrano
PRODUTTORI DI PAESAGGIO
Visita guidata / incontro con il parco

ore 21.00 / Cortile del Castello di Andrano
MARBLELAND
Uno spettacolo di e con Soledad Nicolazzi
Una produzione Compagnia Stradevarie, Campsirago Residenza

Infoline e prenotazioni:
347 8130497 (ritrovo Castello di Andrano)

Design | Tutor Crispino Lanza

Puglia, as well as well as the countries bordering the Mediterranean basin, is a territory that has always been populated by olive threes. For this reason, and for its peculiar aesthetic characteristics, due to its unpredictable trace, this plant has always provided and supplied the raw material for the realization of home objects, furnishings and accessories. Considering the morphology of the trunk, and its structural inhomogeneity, olive tree is not a wood essence easy to process and, above all, not suitable for applications where mechanical properties are particularly important. Therefore, a creative effort is required to imagine olive wood not always and not only as the sole material protagonist of a designed object, but also as an actor interacting with other materials (technological or natural), without forgetting interactions with other potentially synergetic components such as light, smell, colour, sound, food, other plants. The key themes that will be tackled by the protagonists of the workshop will be the 4 elements (water, air, earth and fire), all essential elements for life and protagonists of the stories that, from their birth to their explant, these olive trees could tell. The collections of objects will be divided into 3 macro-areas / purposes of use:

– Museum merchandising
– Furniture and accessories for accommodation facilities
– Kitchen accessories

Performance | Tutor Salvatore Tramacere

Koreja Theater, Center of production and theatrical experimentation, has been active for over 30 years, has produced more than 40 shows, circulated among 45 countries of the world, won national and international awards. Cultural stratification, a new identity and marginality are the principles that define Koreja. Salvatore Tramacere has studied with important international theatre personalities such as Eugenio Barba, Iben Rasmussen, Pina Baush. Koreja’s theatrical pedagogy is based on those areas of intervention where theories and practices are immediately mixed. The proposed training path is a shared work of growth and deepening of the different artistic languages, to give instruments of interpretation of the reality through the theatre. Working on theatrical performance means elaborating a dialogue to be returned in artistic form with the places hit by Xylella, by amplifying and reworking the message. The work phases foresee, first of all, a personal research process, and then a group one, taking advantage of the different nationalities and artistic specificities of the participants, which will be themselves the authors of the performance.

Public art/land art | Tutor Mauro Lazzari, Laura Basco

The current landscape of Salento, affected by the rapid drying of its symbolic plant, the olive tree, tells – paraphrasing Eugenio Turri – much more than we might want to know about our time. It is a pandemic that no longer concerns only the peasant population of a portion of the regional territory, but of a wider and more complex phenomenon, which has revealed the extreme fragility of the agricultural heritage, which has become radicalized towards the monoculture of the olive tree only since the Sixties. It is precisely starting from this fragility, through this residency program, that we can ask ourselves what cultural processes and inputs public art can put in place to experiment strategies of cohabitation with the changes taking place in the landscape. The artists will tackle the relationships between the needs and expectations of a rural territory that goes through a strong environmental crisis, to propose their own reflections, imagining small or large utopias and triggering a pedagogical potential to change paradigm and create new landscapes, more resilient, with attention to biodiversity and sustainability.

Storytelling | Tutor Luigi D’Elia

“Ancient wisdom taught that the Mediterranean goes far as the olive tree grows” (Predag ​​Matvejevic). We have the word, the story, our bodies to listen to a land that is changing its skin and is doing it in a daze of words, laws, information, wind and cicadas. What happens to the shape of the Mediterranean, if the olive tree line changes? What happens to Puglia if the olive trees no longer grow? What happens to its horizons, what happens in the eyes of those who live there and those who cross it? What voice has all this? Which words? What is its sound? What is the “story” of all this? Also: what, of all this, claims with blood force of earth to be told? I always wonder what will remain. In this residence, instead, I wonder what “lives”! The residence is addressed to female or male narration voices (storytellers, actors, authors), to give voice to the circulatory system that travels seamlessly between the living beings of Puglia and their olive trees.

Video/photography | Tutor Michela Cerini

Identity and narration of places, of those places of the Puglia Region that transform themselves, adapt, struggle, succumb and get up, like and admire themselves even in change. An identity that comes from its geographical context and insinuates itself into the deepest roots of a culture that belongs to a complex and proud people, that made its history of its own land. A mission, an experiment, a challenge to give back to everyone what this land wants to tell us. A land that wants to be heard and told. Exploring and telling through the images the suggestion of a place, of its past and future history, of the intrinsic need to be experienced and revealed in what it was, what it is and what it could be, through visions and sounds that characterize it, through the words of those who lived it for years, and loved it. Through the hands of those who owns it every day. The eyes and the heart of this land have more interlocutors: men, plants, animals, the sirocco and the tramontana, the torrid heat and the red earth, the blinding green and the agony of change. The intent is to put Art at the service of this urgency, in particular video and photography, with their language and fullness, able to document, transform and give back a demand for story, memory and challenge.

Visual art (picture/sculpture) | Tutor Sarah Ciracì

The memory of the people who visit Puglia, it is mainly impressed by its characteristic landscape. Rich and varied, prehistoric and atavistic, it is marked equally significantly by human activities. Vineyards covered with plastic tarps, huge industries such as Ilva (in Taranto area) or Eni (in Brindisi area) testify a difficult balance between the needs of nature and man. A link of dependence, between man and nature, which has become an emergency with the spread of Xylella, in which man is called to protect the most sacred and ancient presence in the area: the centuries-old olive trees. In this context, art can be a valid tool to strengthen the bond of mankind’s dependence, to renew it, to bring back the idea that nature is a source of nourishment for man’s spiritual and emotional aspects. The fairy-tale tradition of the speaking tree is rich and meaningful of how man has always attributed to the tree a soul, and how it has always been lived as a source of profound wisdom, endowed with magical properties. From Pochaontas, to the Wizard of Oz, to the movie Avatar, the tree is the link between man and nature. The project aims to symbolically transform a secular olive tree in a sacred monument. Around it, the conditions for the public to contemplate it will be created, through weather-resistant sculptures with the function of welcoming the “pilgrim”. It will be possible to sit around it, contemplate it, observe every fold, and hear a story from each of them. Each artist, inspired by the tree and the stories from the community of people linked to the territory, will create his contribution to arrange the sacred monument, using every media related to the visual arts (sculptures, painting, photography, video…). In case of video or photographic contributions, links or QR Codes will be indicated inside the monument and displayed on smartphones.

The project “landXcape, art, storytelling, landscape” is supported by the Puglia Region, in collaboration with the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and with BJCEM, to rely on FSC resources (Fund for Development and Cohesion), Puglia 2014 – 2020, Pact for Puglia, Area of ​​Intervention IV “Tourism, culture and enhancement of natural resources”

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