Liminaria 2015-16: Unmapping Time / Rural Futurism

The texts in this volume aim to contribute to ongoing discussions about sound art, listening practices, and their relation with rural territories and the Third Landscape – with a specific focus on Fortore Beneventano, a region in Southern Italy. The reflections here presented stem from an art residency programme carried out in Fortore between 2015 and 2016 within the framework of Liminaria, a practice-based research project.

Edited by Leandro Pisano and Beatrice Ferrara, the contributions here collected range from first-person artist accounts of the residency experience to critical analysis of crucial issues such as the status of sound art and its role within border and marginalised areas – giving great emphasis to complex (and sometimes conflicting) political, cultural, economic, and social dynamics.

The authors – coming from various geographical locations worldwide (Latin America, Asia, Europe) – all start from a self-reflexive approach to their own practice to touch on broader issues, such as ‘identity’, ‘community’, ‘borders’, ‘cultural traditions’. In this way, on-site, deep listening practices prove relevant to the tackling of critical issues spanning a global scale. Contributors: Leandro Pisano & Beatrice Ferrara, Tiziano Bonini, Angus Carlyle, Enrico Coniglio, Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller, Fernando Godoy, Miguel Isaza, David Vélez, Hong-Kai Wang.

Over the years, a curatorial strategy has therefore been built, adopting and exercising a self-reflexive perspective with an ‘ecological’ or ‘ecosophic’ focus in relation to place. Due to Liminaria ’s time constraints, the project has developed in intensity rather than extent with the number of public presentations incrementally — and perhaps paradoxically — being reduced during each week-long event organised two or three times a year. Time and human energy in combination reflect important issues regarding the sustainability of what can be produced, particularly in terms of independent research: for the curators, it therefore seemed worthwhile investing more in the micro residences as, in terms of interventions, they encompass the most important and involved interaction between the project itself and its premise, team, region, artists and all those locally involved in the process.” (Introduction, p. 8)

San Martino Valle Caudina: Interferenze Ed., 68 pages
Italian, ISBN 9781973590316
English, ISBN 9781976749568
Spanish, ISBN 9781976771842