Simona Di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera, Jacopo Rinaldi
UNTIL THE END OF THE SEA
Residency final exhibition
Within the project ‘Investigation on the Extreme Lands’
(1st floor Stazione Ferroviaria Gagliano – Leuca, Piazzale Stazione 2)
and other locations in town
In May of 2017, Ramdom launched a call for the project ‘Until the end of the sea’, with the support of SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani per la cultura and MiBACT. In this way, they were giving the possibility to four artists under 35 years old to participate in an artistic residency of six months long, from January to December, at Gagliano del Capo, Lecce.
The selected artists – Simona Di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera e Jacopo Rinaldi -, will present their work at Lastation, on the first floor of Train Station Gagliano – Leuca, and at other locations in town.
The artistic residency, within the project ‘Investigation on the Extreme Lands’, aims to develop a new mapping of the area of Capo di Leuca: the artists have been requested to study the territory, adapting their language to inhabitants and occasional visitors.
The production process has been accompanied by a program of activities aimed at studying the human and natural landscape, which also included the workshop on performative practices by the curator Claudio Zecchi.
Simona Di Meo (Rome, 1986) influenced by how the radio signal that in some points of Gagliano del Capo overlaps with the one from neighboring states, in her work ‘Crossing borders is an intimate act’ explores the concept of frontier, relating communities that reside on the Italian, Greek and Albanian border.
With the installation ‘Intervallo’ on one of the trains that stop at Gagliano-Leuca, the last station in the south-east of Italy, Jacopo Rinaldi (Rome, 1988) focuses on the landscape in motion through images taken from a film of a newsreel dated from 1935.
Roberto Memoli (Modugno, 1989) with Verderame creates a sound installation that recalls the custom of fire lit in the central square of Gagliano del Capo on the day of the winter solstice. While the auspicious rite has been interrupted since the nineties, the olive trees of Puglia are affected by a disease that causes their rapid drying.
Nuvola Ravera (Genova, 1984) researched on the “psychic residues” of a landscape, both anthropized and natural, isolating some nodal elements. Her work ‘Le storie dell’azzurro. Pratiche sulla soglia per malattie immaginarie’ proposes a series of reactive actions, which work both as a lenitive and as an indicator of the features of the place detected by herself.