— Paolo Mele

Ramdom @Nest, Turin

I’m happy to announce that Ramdom will be in Turin from the 4th to the 6th of November 2016, to take part in Nesxt, a festival-exhibition on independent contemporary art.
Ramdom, based in Lastation, a space on the first floor of the latest train station in south-east side of Italy (Gagliano-Leuca), has been selected by a Scientific Committee through a national call, and it will be one of the

twenty spaces represented under the Mole. Ramdom will be the only association selected from Puglia, and one of the three in Southern Italy.

Nesxt is a parallel event of Artissima, one of the most important week on contemporary art in Italy, and in Europe, by now. It is a Festival dedicated to no-profit associations.

Ramdom will present the last chapter of Investigation of Extreme Land, a project that approach the territory from an artistic perspective.

In this last chapter the Extreme land has been investigated by Carlos Casas, Spanish visual artist, who studies and portrays the Cape of Leuca in his intimate nature. Casas explored the hidden cavities, he followed the light, that in the Finis Terrae, from the horizon, rises and sets counterpointing the switching rhythm of Santa Maria di Leuca’s lighthouse.

The result is a video trilogy (Faro, Vucca, Cava), which can break into the bowels of the earth, and can pick up the essence of the place.

The natural light is one of the elements that gives magic to many of the caves placed between clefts along eastern coast of Salento. One in particular, Vucca de lu puzzu (Well’s mouth), appeared to the artist in its magnificence and majesty. While exploring it, Casas fell down and suffered a cranial trauma, comprehending first-hand his works try create an intimate bond between those caves (Vucca is the result of a long, natural, process) stones, lights and the most remote places of the human soul.

Cava, finally, has been recorded among an abandoned cave made of a light stone. The cave is a magical show, hidden by a field of tall grass and clovers, and there is a small access opening in an hidden cavity, made by architectural cuts and excavation works, finished since the Eighties.

As Casas says: “Vucca, Cava and Faro make a trilogy, a trilogy of destinies, with the territory and its elements that interconnect them; it is a collection of field works, that ideally tie all my experiences in the territory of Capo di Leuca.

The exhibit design will be curated by the designer Jessica Gastaldo.

WHERE

Q35 – Via Quittengo 35, Torino
WHEN
Friday 4th November – Opening: 19.00 – 01.00
Saturady 5th November: 17.00 – 1.00
Sunday 6th November: 12.00 – 20.00

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