art, storytelling, landscape
Residency program in Puglia, October 8th – 19th, 2018
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 | Roberto Gallo | Simona Girardi | Laura Pirro | 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 | 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 Vanjiush 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
Lebanon Samer Sarkis
Serbia Ivona Mitic
Spain Lina Quiroga
Tunisia Dhafer Ghrissa
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
The International Association BJCEM – Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée and Puglia Region promote the special project LandXcapes, dedicated to the changes suffered by the territory of Puglia due to the epidemic breakout of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, which has affected entire plantations of olive trees in the Region.
LandXcapes is a multidisciplinary cultural project of integrated enhancement of the identity and heritage of Salento, through the language of art, storytelling and landscape. The Provinces of Brindisi, Lecce, and Taranto have been stricken by Xylella scourge, and have now to deal with their identities. Art becomes therefore a tool of reflection and sharing of a fragile moment, linked in a substantial (and anthropological) way to the future life of the Salento territory. Art as a meeting point of two worlds: the productive one, and the cultural one. In the middle there is the territory, the landscape, a legacy to be delivered to future generations.
LandXcapes wants to give back to the public, through art and poetic narratives of the places, the sense of the transformation (voluntary and involuntary) of the landscape, in a multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial approach.
Within the general project there is a program of artistic residences, aimed at the production of artworks, coming from different disciplines (Performance, Storytelling, Design, Video/Photography, Public art/Land art, Painting/Sculpture), to be developed in a rural and naturalistic background. Artworks able to research and experiment new forms of expression, as well as enhance the cultural exchange with national and international realities, strengthening the cultural bonds and the internationalization of the cultural offer of Puglia. These creative and productive workshops will take place, in the form of artistic residencies, in 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), and will be coordinated by professional tutors. At the end of the residency there will be public presentations of the results in the same places that hosted the researches. A final public event will then be hosted by the Sigismondo Castromediano Museum of Lecce.
The artists selected for the residency program will be guided by experienced tutors in the indicated disciplines and will be able to visit the places affected by the Xylella, as well as meet with farmers, olive producers, inhabitants of the affected areas, academics and researchers. The works of the artists will take place on the spot, in the territories chosen for each of the artistic disciplines indicated in the call. During the residences, the artists will compare themselves with the territory and the territory will give back the artistic action produced as site specific. The selection of artists will range between various artistic disciplines: performers, writers, storytellers, videomakers, visual artists, cultural researchers and designers will address the theme from different points of view, considering also the different cultural background of each of them. This would therefore be a way to explain and raise awareness on what is happening at Euro Mediterranean level in relation to the protection and promotion of the landscape.
- Artists between the ages of 18 and 35 can participate to this call.
- Group applications are not admitted, but only individual candidates.
- The call is open to the following disciplines: Performance | Storytelling | Design | Video/Photography | Public art/Land art | Visual art (painting/sculpture)
- This call is also open to artists who have already participated in other BJCEM projects, as long as they meet the required requirements.
- Participation is free. No fee will be paid for participation.
To participate to this call it is mandatory to send the following documents, in English or Italian:
- The application form filled in all its parts. It can be DOWNLOADED HERE
- Portfolio (max 6 MB)
- Motivational Letter (max. 1 page)
All the documents shall be sent to email@example.com not later than
July 15th 2018, at 8 pm Italian time July 22nd 2018, at 8 pm Italian time. Project tutors will evaluate CV, portfolio and motivational letter, to establish adherence to one of the proposed disciplines. Up to 10 artists per discipline will be selected. The names of the selected artists will be published on the website www.bjcem.org
Acceptance of the regulation
The submission of an application by an artist automatically implies the full acceptance of the present regulations and the approval to the reproduction and presentation of the works produced by the artists during the residences for communication and promotion purposes. Considering the aims of this announcement, the artistic productions made during the residences will become part of the artistic heritage of Puglia Region.
As far as design is concerned, it is foreseen that the design ideas developed during the residency period can be prototyped, by matching individual projects with the local companies operating in the cabinet-making and/or wood-furniture sector, which will spontaneously present a expression of interest to be technical partners/sponsors of the “Landxcape” project. Designers have the right to protect their project idea according to the current legislation on the protection of intellectual property. The companies involved and the individual designers can independently sign agreements for the possible production and sell of the prototype developed, according to the current legislation, and without any involvement and responsibility by Puglia Region, BJCEM or other project partners.
Obligations of the organization
Artists and tutors will be hosted in Puglia Region, from October 7th to 19th 2018, through a widespread reception system, involving the farms present in the involved naturalistic parks. BJCEM network and local organizers will cover participation fees of the selected artists (travel, board and lodging). The law of the country in which the event takes place governs this call.
For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org