Seminaria Sogninterra, the Environmental Art Festival
The Environmental Art Biennial Festival Seminaria SOGNINTERRA is back and will be held on the 1, 2 and 3 September 2016 in Maranola, on the Gulf of Gaeta.
At its fourth edition, this year’s theme is the 1:1 scale, which indicates the relationship between the work of art and reality, a report and the need for dialogue on equal terms with scale installations that create liveable environments where the audience can get involved in the space and the work of art.
12 artists from all over Italy and abroad tune on social and geographical features of the country to interpret it through the alleys, towers, public and private spaces in this one kilometre exhibition for the development of this open-air museum.
Led by artistic director Isabella Indolfi and Marianna Fazzi, artists Emanuela Ascari (Maranello, Italy), Laura Cionci (Milan, Italy), Alexandra Dementieva (Brussels, Belgium), David Dormino (Rome, Italy), Anna Frants (New York , USA), Alexei Kostroma (Berlin, Germany), James Lion (Rome, Italy), Aurora Mechanics (Turin, Italy), Gino Sabatini Odoardi (Pescara, Italy), Stalker (Rome, Italy), Saverio Todaro (Turin, Italy ) and Delphine Valli (Rome, Italy), are called to dialogue with the village through site-specific works such as videos, sculptures, installations, multimedia, relational or performative works.
The inhabitants of the town are fundamental for the development of this open-air museum. They open their homes and welcome the artists for a short time in their village, inviting them to breathe the town’s air and be ‘antennas” of the territory, epidermal radar, until they manage to spontaneously regain space and develop installations and events that create connections between people and places.
The belief is that a participatory production and free distribution can provide a different model for economic, cultural and social development of the territory.
Seminaria has been published among the 10 most interesting artistic projects of the Lazio Region in the 2016 Lazio Creativo Volum. It has a network of national and international collaborations: in 2016 an important partnership with Romaeuropa and DigitaLife Foundation has been set, which for two years has enabled a rich exchange of ideas and artists, while recent collaborations include the one with Cyland Media Art Lab in St. Petersburg. Among the realities of southern Lazio, Seminaria collaborates with the Pinacoteca Giovanni da Gaeta, the Museum of the Pontine, the Electronic Music Festival Experiments of Gaeta, and the Teatro Bertolt Brecht of Formia.