Leandro Pisano

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June
2017

Liminaria 2017 - Coesistenze / Coexistencias / Coexistences

Liminaria 2017 - Coesistenze / Coexistencias / Coexistences

from 18th to 23rd of June, 2017, San Marco dei Cavoti, Southern Italy
from 8th to 13th of July, 2017, Montefalcone di Val Fortore
from 4th to 9th of September, 2017, TANA - Terranova Arte Natura @ Arpaise
sound art residency / rural regeneration project

By pursuing a research path that has spontaneously emerged from the residency programme, Liminaria 2017 programmatically focuses on the concept of “coexistence”. Different (human and non-human) life forms exist and insist on a territory, any territory – and they are mutually implicated in one another. Sometimes, they co-exist together peaceably; some other times, they are in conflict with each other.

Conflictual coexistences are valuable too, as they generate “grey zones” within a rural territory, which can productively challenge any inherited notion of “environment”, “nature”, and “ecology”. Through its co-existences (and conflictual co-existences), the rural territory can in fact be approached otherwise, leaving aside contemplative, romantic or decadent clichés about “rurality”.

In critical dialogue with concepts recently developed within critical theory – such as a “dark ecology” of places (Timothy Morton) and a “dark ontology” of sounds – the artists-in-residence and curators explore together these dimensions.

The residency programme (taking place over 3 non-consecutive weeks in June, July and September) also test out a hybrid form of self-reflexive “joint curatorship”, sharing the research process with the communities, in close contact with the actual territory, in the here and now of the residency.

In this way, the micro-region of Fortore reveals itself one more time as a place of potentiality: a landscape of resonance and dissonance, a complex assemblage of visible and invisible forces, a challenge raised to the concepts of “place”, “rurality” and “ecology” as we know them.

artists in residency: Philip Samartzis, Sandra Ulloa, Nataniel Alvarez, Helene Førde, Gunhild Mathea Olaussen, Trond Lossius, Jeremy Welsh, Sara Lenzi
curators: Leandro Pisano and Beatrice Ferrara

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May
2017

Otros sonidos, otros paisajes

From 4th of May to 11th of June, 2017, MACRO Museum, Via Nizza, Rome
sound art exhibition

Otros sonidos, otros paisajes
Sound art is increasingly, in the last few years, the center of the interest of artists, curators and scholars, and it is an innovative field of experimentation, study and research within the territories of contemporary art. It has been recognized as a discipline and a category generated by a series of knowledge models related to the cultural tradition of Western Europe and of the anglosphere. Sound art is today an environment in which emerge a series of practices that insist on ’other’ geographic, aesthetic and cultural coordinates. In this moving and expanding field, it’s highlighted(...)+
June
2015

Liminaria 2015 - #unmapping time

residency: from 1st to 6th of June, 2015, Baselice / San Marco dei Cavoti, Fortore rural region, Southern Italy
exhibition: from 6th to 13th of December, 2015, San Marco dei Cavoti, Museo degli Orologi
sound art residency / rural regeneration project

Liminaria 2015 - #unmapping time
Would it be possible, through a revaluation of the concept of temporality, to approach cultures, communities and rural landscapes from a perspective in which they are no longer seen as a mere marginal and underdeveloped appendix of modernity? This is the starting question from which Liminaria 2015 wants to start analyzing – through the use of art and languages of new technologies – a series of points that circle around the concept of rurality and its connection to the “otherness” of local communities. In a week full of talks, artists in residence, performances and workshops, Liminaria aims(...)+
October
2013

Calitri Temporary Orchestra

from February to July 2013
Calitri, Irpinia
sound art residency

Calitri Temporary Orchestra
Calitri Temporary Orchestra is a project aiming at connecting young people who live in the rural area of Alta Irpinia region, the local folk music tradition and the local brass band with new technologies art and sound work of Yasuhiro Morinaga, an artist and sound designer based in Tokyo. The project is based on the idea that it’s possible to consider a new overview of the local culture that is achievable through increasing the value of cultural, historical and traditional richness of one territory, according to a perspective in which rural territory is not anymore as a geographic place(...)+
July
2012

In Limina Orbis

from May to July 2012
Phlegraean Fields Area, Southern Italy
sound art residency / local regeneration project

In Limina Orbis
"In Limina Orbis" is a research on aesthetic and non conventional communication of one of the most fascinating and yet less known territories of the southern Italy: the Phlegraean Fields. It is an area incredibly rich from its archaeological and naturalistic point of view, in which a series of places known all around the world since ancient times hub together; places that are scenography for mythological tales, such as the ancient Greek colony of Cuma, the Solfatara, the Flavian Anphitheatre of Pozzuoli, the roman city in Baia (nowadays submerged by bradisism), the Mirabilis Piscina in(...)+
August
2011

Suoni dal confine #1

20th of May 2011
Spazio Thetis - Fondazione Thetis
Arsenale, Venice, Italy
sound art project

Suoni dal confine #1
When we consider both urban and rural areas, it’s possible to think about border spaces as transition and contamination places between inside and outside, urban and external landscape, man and territory. A relational process which is at the same time real and symbolic, implying a frequented and changeable space. In this perspective, the urban border can become a metaphor of the final changing, of the soundscape transformation into crossbreeding sceneries, in which the distinction among areas and between places and non-places is undefinable. "Suoni dal confine" a new project curated by(...)+
July
2010

Interferenze 2010 - new arts festival

Rurality 2.0
from 23rd to 25th of July, 2010
Ducal Castle, Bisaccia, Southern Italy
festival of art and new technologies

Interferenze 2010 - new arts festival
This year, in its fifth edition, Interferenze offers an unusual writing of the natural environment which, through rural landscapes, outlying lands and the "inappropriate places" catches a glimpse of the ultimate sense of a complex action of a semantic reclaiming of identity and sustainability of territories. "Rurality 2.0" is a new way of looking at rurality starting from the territory itself, but overcoming it’s mere sense by communicating it as a mirror through which it is possible to read our contemporary times even in the aspects related to urban cultures; it allow us to see it as a(...)+
July
2006

Interferenze 2006 - new arts festival

Naturalis Electronica

from 3rd to 5th of August 2006

Selva del Duca

San Martino Valle Caudina

Irpinia, Southern Italy
festival of art and new technologies

Interferenze 2006 - new arts festival
With its 2006 edition, Interferenze, international festival of sounds, new visual arts and media, is seated in the mountains of the Partenio/Valle Caudina, which it will fill with live performances, installations, projections, seminars, camping, artists and the public. Thus the international artistic vanguard will be fused with the splendid mountain scenes of Campania. Although Interferenze is tied to the land, electronic and multimedia arts are its driving force: performances, installations, events, workshops and conferences complete the event. With edition IV Interferenze confirms its(...)+
August
2003

Interferenze 2003 - new arts festival

Particelle, frequenze, flussi - suoni e visioni della contemporaneità
Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art (Former Tobacco Factory)

30th and 31st of August 2003

San Martino Valle Caudina
Irpinia, Southern Italy
festival of art and new technologies

Interferenze 2003 - new arts festival
With its first edition, Interferenze festival, the international and interdisciplinary event organized by the cultural association Interzona, has become an important point of view on different disciplines in the fields of multimedia arts and digital technologies. An unique appointment in the panorama of Italian electronic art festivals, that is focused on the connection between sound and images, through merging and analyzing the new languages of contemporary art. The festival, located in an old tobacco factory of San Martino Valle Caudina, deep in the rural area of Irpinia, South of(...)+
December
2016

A Constellation of Moments: Sonic Practices in Abruzzo from 90s to present time

22 December 2016, Pollinaria, Civitella Casanova, Italy
from 23rd of December, 2016 to 29th of January, 2017, Museolaboratorio, Città Sant’Angelo
sound art exhibition

A Constellation of Moments: Sonic Practices in Abruzzo from 90s to present time
This exhibition deals with a series of practices developed in the Abruzzo region, Southern Italy, from 1990s to present time and which created a bridge with different international experiences. The curatorial process on which “A Constellation of Moments” is based upon can be described as a set of interactions that include essays, conversations, discussions and meetings, constituting an ever-changing dynamic context. This journey gives birth to an exhibition built upon a body of links and relations, and developed upon bonds, places, artists and other connections and imaginary and physical(...)+
February
2015

Strade di Vini

from 14th to 21st of February, 2015
Castelvenere, Sannio region, Southern Italy
contemporary art residency and exhibition

Strade di Vini
The transformation that the concept of territory is undergoing in the contemporary era, strictly connected with the rise of new technologies of communication, has given an unexpected centrality to territories that have always been considered as marginal. This is also the case of rural areas which, through tools and languages provided by new technologies, gain a new position in the post-global contemporary scenarios. In this perspective, it is fundamental to rethink modernity in light of rurality, looking at it not in a nostalgic way, as something lost forever or that we should preserve,(...)+
June
2013

Barsento Mediascape

from 17th to 22nd of June, 2013

Apulia, Barsento area (villages of Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Gioia del Colle, Noci, Putignano, Sammichele di Bari, Turi)
sound / digital art residency + festival

Barsento Mediascape
Barsento Mediascape is a residency project in which the invited artists spent different days in the Barsento and Trulli area, South Italy, focusing their attention on a series of cultural, social, architectural, natural and landscapes elements, in order to recognize, narrate and give shape to the identity of this territory. The aim has been to produce an aesthetic experimentation that, through new frontier of art, communication and design, was able to narrate the territory, giving it an innovative lecture and at the same time creating a new sensorial meaning. This new experiment follows(...)+
July
2012

FARM/Interferenze 2012

from 1st to 8th of July, 2012
Tufo/Altavilla Irpina/Summonte/Torrioni, Southern Italy
sound art residency / digital and sound art festival

FARM/Interferenze 2012
FARM is a project that aims at exploring patterns, tools and new languages for the development of cultural wealth, and productive environment in rural areas. The perspective offered by FARM is not focused exclusively on the concept of territorial development, but also binds to the critical analysis of the economy, culture and society in the rural areas, in order to identify suitable, innovative and sustainable ways able to integrate the potentiality and the resources of these territories in the flow of contemporary life. FARM is both an event, a residence, a laboratory and a documentary(...)+
June
2011

Irpinia Field Works

from June 2011 to June 2012
Irpinia, Southern Italy
sound art residency

Irpinia Field Works
In this project sounds, landscapes and traditions of a rural territory become signals of a different way of experiencing those places that are marginalized in the development process of contemporary western society, but which indeed own a sustainable heritage both from a cultural and environmental point of view. "Irpinia Field Works" project, that is based on the theories of Gilles Clément (“Third Landscape”) and R.Murray Schafer, deals with a cultural melting pot that goes beyond the usual urban territory, being focused on historical and ethnical manipulations, and on re-mediating their(...)+
June
2010

Sentieri Barocchi

18th of June, 2010
Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Southern Italy
electronic music programme

Sentieri Barocchi
Sentieri Barocchi is an experimental project focused on cultural, aesthetic, performative features connecting baroque culture and new media art. It is based on different live events, workshops, short residency projects and it has been conceived as a journey through the most evocative monuments and landscapes of Irpinia region, inspired by the Baroque universe. The aim is to experiment new connections between new media aesthetics and baroque culture, between the multiform shapes of electronic arts and an artistic season in which the Western world has experimented for the first time a new(...)+
August
2005

Interferenze 2005 - new arts festival

Noise, Images and Countryside Bits
Historical Centre (Watermill, Piazza XX Settembre)

from 1st to 3rd of September, 2005

San Martino Valle Caudina
Irpinia, Southern Italy
festival of art and new technologies

Interferenze 2005 - new arts festival
Interferenze, the contemporary arts festival is an international and interdisciplinary event organized by the cultural association Interzona. Interzona is interested in connections between and interactions among multimedia, screen-based arts, sound, technology, and society. Interferenze is a meeting point for visitors, artists, and Italian and European arts critics. Through collaboration among research institutes, local, national, and international authorities, this event aims to create a synergy of thought among different disciplines in the fields of multimedia arts and digital(...)+
July
2016

Liminaria 2016 - Rural Futurism / Futurismo Rural

residency: from 18th to 23rd of July, 2016, Baselice / Ginestra degli Schiavoni / Montefalcone di Valfortore / San Marco dei Cavoti, Fortore rural region, Southern Italy
exhibition: from 22nd to 24th of July, 2016, Ginestra degli Schiavoni, Ex Asilo
sound art residency / rural regeneration project

Liminaria 2016 - Rural Futurism / Futurismo Rural
“Rurality” has increasingly become a key topic in contemporary political and ecological debates. Within such frameworks, interpretations of the concept oscillate between a view of it as a form “otherness” and a depiction of it as the quintessential repository of “identity”. Either way, it becomes apparent that rurality cannot be seen merely as a geographical space; rather, it has to be seen as an expression of “positionality”. A critical approach to rurality is necessary, today more than ever before, in order to be able to imagine other futures for rural communities, territories and places –(...)+
June
2014

Liminaria 2014

from 23rd to 28th of June, 2014

San Marco dei Cavoti and Molinara, Fortore, South Italy
sound art residency / rural regeneration project

Liminaria 2014
Liminaria aims at narrating the territory of Fortore, a marginal rural region located in the South of Italy, through an artistic point of view, putting together the ability of digital storytelling and the approach of different disciplines (literature, sociology, aesthetics, antrophology, economy) and different fields of investigations (design, oenogastronomy). Art in this context is seen as a research tool that combines different languages in order to form its own, and that is “ready to get out of its own proximity without declining the idea of inhabiting a place” (F. Casetti), building a(...)+
May
2013

Suonabene

from February 2012 to May 2013
Benevento
educational project on sound art and soundscape

Suonabene
Suonabene is a project focused on the sound crossing of Benevento, a town located in the Apennines of South Italy, in the Sannio region, a place of enormous cultural and historical layering and rich in important monuments since pre-Roman age. This project, referred to secondary school students of the "Liceo G.B. De La Salle" of Benevento, took place from 2011 to 2013 and was based on the idea that the sound exploration of the places in the town, with a multidisciplinary perspective involving other subjects as architecture, history, philosophy, literature, can help students to re-discover(...)+
May
2012

Suoni dal Terzo Paesaggio

Portobeseno festival
May 2012
Calliano/Castelbeseno - Trentino, Italy
sound art residency

Suoni dal Terzo Paesaggio
When we approach abandoned places through a creative discovery of sound we can be led to a reflection on a controversial aspect: sound is emarginated in a world where visual predominate as much as abandoned places are left behind for their innate functional uselessness. Focusing on marginalized areas and abandoned places can lead us to a different sense of experiencing the territory, taking out from the drifts and the folds of the borders an alternative and sustainable way of approaching (and reappropriating) the landscape in the post-digital era. After a residency of some days spent in(...)+
November
2010

Mnemosyne

_E-Artquake _from 23rd to 27th December, 2010 _Carcere Borbonico, Avellino, Italy
sound art exhibition

Mnemosyne
“Mnemosyne” is the title of the sound art section curated by Leandro Pisano for the “E-Artquake” exhibition, which took place from 23rd to 27th November 2010 at Carcere Borbonico in Avellino. As a part of an event created 30 years after the earthquake in Irpinia, Mnemosyne aims at “connecting digital art with the themes of memory, trauma and the loss of identity caused by catastrophic events like earthquakes”. “Mnemosyne” is focusing on the mnemonic reverberation of seismic events, through the perception of the territory that is modified during the years on different levels and point of views(...)+
January
2007

Mediaterrae Vol.1

Irpinia Electronic Landscape
Montemarano and other places located in Irpinia, Southern Italy

from 19th to 23rd of February 2007 sound and visual art residency + festival

Mediaterrae Vol.1
"Mediaterrae Vol.1 - Irpinia Electronic Landscape" is a project that aims either at a cultural and territorial promotion and at an audio /video production. The event is produced by Gal Verde Irpinia in collaboration with Media Terrae film commission.
Conceived as a yearly meeting where the art of audio/video production is the main focus, MediaTerrae is a project created in order to offer for each year new topics, new territorial visions, new volumes.
Its first edition sees the creation of a residence project, a live event and finally the production of a DVD. Fourteen international artists(...)+
August
2004

Interferenze 2004 - new arts festival

Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art (Former Tobacco Factory)
27th and 28th of August 2004

San Martino Valle Caudina
Irpinia, Southern Italy
festival of art and new technologies

Interferenze 2004 - new arts festival
On its second edition, Interferenze festival, the international and interdisciplinary event organized by the cultural association Interzona, is analyzing the connection between new media art and territory, exploring new languages of art outside the urban context. The festival, located in an old tobacco factory of San Martino Valle Caudina, deep in the rural area of Irpinia, South of Italy, is a meeting point for visitors, artists, and Italian and European arts critics. Through collaboration among research institutes, local, national, and international authorities, this event aims to(...)+