by Luca Coclite
Within the project ‘Et in terra pacis’,
Curated by Ramdom,
In collaboration with Mattia Epifani
Corso Umberto I 37, Gagliano del Capo (Lecce)
21st December2017 – 14th January2018
Opening: Thursday, 21st December at 18.00
Ramdom presents the visual artwork ‘HALL’ by Luca Coclite, as a result of a personal research of the artist in collaboration with the director Mattia Epifani. Conceived in 2017 within the ‘Et in terra pacis’ project, it was created thanks to the contribution of the New Works – Visual Arts SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura and MiBACT.
The video work, which takes the form of a multimedia video installation through the use of intermediary devices, tells three stories that have gone through in a symbolic place in the history of the Salento area from 1960 to today: the former temporary residence Regina Pacis in San Foca, a seaside resort in the Municipality of Melendugno.
Originally used in the late sixties and mid-eighties as a summer camp for children, the structure was transformed from 1998 to 2006 in the largest Italian Temporary Reception Centres (CAS), ended in the storm of many judicial scandals for the violence suffered by refugees. Today it is an abandoned structure with a high impact on the natural landscape that is about to become a five-star resort.
The exhibition ‘HALL’ is part of the off program of Lands End Contemporary Art Festival.