Il Loto Link Festival nasce come prologo autunnale alla Stagione 2015/16. Un Ouverture d’autunno, appunto, che vuole soprattutto creare connessioni fra istituzioni e artisti, fra generi e spazi, fra discipline dello spettacolo, arti visive, musica e letteratura.Il Loto da sempre propone innovazione e indaga l’evoluzione e l’incrocio dei linguaggi ma anche le relazioni fra enti, in un progetto di sviluppo territoriale che metta la Cultura e le Arti performative al centro dei suoi interessi.Questo primo progetto, realizzato con la partnership del Dipartimento umanistico dell’UNIMOL e della Cineteca Nazionale, che prevede anche il coinvolgimento tecnico della Fondazione Molise Cultura, rappresenta crediamo un primo manifesto del Molise della “coltura delle Culture” atto a creare quelle relazioni interdisciplinari e interattive che sole oggi permettono vera maturazione e sviluppo dei territori. Sia da un punto di vista di crescita sociale e degli individui, sia da un punto di vista crescita economica e di progettazione d’impresa. Otto eventi performativi, con due prime assolute e altri spettacoli in seconda o terza esecuzione e in più due mostre e un convegno per proporre incroci e link di artisti e generi, di studiosi e rappresentanti istituzionali che mettono in gioco le loro esperienze e i loro talenti, con la volontà comune di indagare nuovi territori.
From “Night with performance”, Bydgoszcz
MEDITERRANEA 17 NO FOOD’S LAND YOUNG ARTISTS BIENNALE 22 OCT – 22 NOV 2015
THE CONCEPT OF MEDITERRANEA 17 IS “NO FOOD’S LAND”
No Food’s Land: questo mostro che ci divora i sensi (Amleto IV, III)
That monster, who all sense doth eat (Hamlet, IV, III)
If the contemporary artist is omnivorous by definition, the voracity with which the cultural materials are collected, elaborated and recombined, refers to a comparison between this kind of practice and a contemporary version of the “science of the Concrete”, by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss. It is an ephemeral boarder between science and “mythical thought”, considering this last one similar to an handicraft activity that generates a new cultural artefact, combining meanings and concrete signs, flashing within the intuitive cultural field of the author. An open system that is not self-significant but that, in its incompleteness, grow beyond himself, breaking its own limits, approaching to the assimilation of data, which is the 2.0 era, where nothing exists outside the omnivorous, all-consuming, database. This raises a crucial reflection: in this perspective, is the artist a creator of a critical construction or is he conformed to the information mainstream, turning himself into a lyophilised product ready to be consumed? In addition to this different meaning, the artistic practice, which is a temporal and a transformation process, can be considered similar to the corporal assimilation of food, that turns into nutriment.
The artist passes from the abstract idea to its real and concrete realisation, thus provoking a change of energetic grade, where even the dross becomes an important data as the product of this metaphorical digestion.
The substance transformation is much more important than a finished and static object, therefore forms of art in the making, even potential, contingent, opened to reconfiguration according to an almost organic orientation, are desirable. A sort of “Theory of heat”, quoting Joseph Beuys, that explicit the gateway from raw energy to a significant form, a process that has its roots in the combustion, assimilation, process like alchemy, in a constant balance of powers in dialectical tension. The structural connotations of the artwork are therefore based on metamorphic instances, where the preminent processes are chemical reactions, fermentations, color changes, decomposition, drying of the material, for an image conformation that is permanently unstable.
Concept by Andrea Bruciati
The artists define this term anew, interpreting it freely, processing, giving it new meanings, looking for surprising connotations. Following their ways of thinking won’t always be simple or obvious. But understanding their intentions will enrich spiritually the people who will take this intellectual challenge. This year, we’ll see several artists living or related to Bydgoszcz, as well as artists from abroad (Iceland, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, Italy). The space of the city will be the location of all the performances: the Freedom Square, the Theatre Square, Gdańska and Mostowa streets. The artists will perform on Friday, June 19th, between 4pm and 8pm; and on Saturday, between 2pm and 6pm. Below is the list of the artists appearing during this year’s “Nights with performance”:
1. Art Cube
2. Marit Tunestveit Dyre
3. Azzura De Gregorio
4. Piotr Grodzki
5. Ivar Gloi Gunnarsson
6. Brynjar Helgason
7. Wojciech Kowalczyk
8. Wacław Kuczma
9. Danuta Milewska
10. Eimutis Markūnas
11. Edita Niciūte
12. Francesca Romana Pinzari
13. Grzegorz Pleszyński
14. Pavana Reid
15. Krzysztof Sikorski