Simona Di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera, Jacopo Rinaldi
Residency final exhibition

Within the project ‘Investigation on the Extreme Lands’ 


by Luca Coclite

Within the project ‘Et in terra pacis’,

Curated by Ramdom,

Gagliano del Capo (Lecce)

21st December2017 – 14th January2018


Opening: Thursday, 21st December at 18.00

Free entry


Ramdom association will hold an exhibition at Gagliano del Capo from the December 21st, 2017 to January 14th, 2018 on behalf of the art residency ‘Until the end of the sea’ together with the visual artwork ‘HALL’ by Luca Coclite. In collaboration with SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura e MiBACT,


In May of 2017, Ramdom launched a call for the project ‘Until the end of the sea’, with the support of SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani per la cultura and MiBACT. In this way, they were giving the possibility to four artists under 35 years old to participate in an artistic residency of six months long, from January to December, at Gagliano del Capo, Lecce.


The selected artists – Simona Di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera e Jacopo Rinaldi -, will present their work at Lastation, on the first floor of Train Station Gagliano – Leuca, and at other locations in town.


The artistic residency, within the project ‘Investigation on the Extreme Lands’, aims to develop a new mapping of the area of Capo di Leuca: the artists have been requested to study the territory, adapting their language to inhabitants and occasional visitors.


The production process has been accompanied by a program of activities aimed at studying the human and natural landscape, which also included the workshop on performative practices by the curator Claudio Zecchi.

Simona Di Meo (Rome, 1986) influenced by how the radio signal that in some points of Gagliano del Capo overlaps with the one from neighboring states, in her work ‘Crossing borders is an intimate act’ explores the concept of frontier, relating communities that reside on the Italian, Greek and Albanian border.
With the installation ‘Intervallo’ on one of the trains that stop at Gagliano-Leuca, the last station in the south-east of Italy, Jacopo Rinaldi (Rome, 1988) focuses on the landscape in motion through images taken from a film of a newsreel dated from 1935.

Roberto Memoli (Modugno, 1989) with Verderame creates a sound installation that recalls the custom of fire lit in the central square of Gagliano del Capo on the day of the winter solstice. While the auspicious rite has been interrupted since the nineties, the olive trees of Puglia are affected by a disease that causes their rapid drying.

Nuvola Ravera (Genova, 1984) researched on the “psychic residues” of a landscape, both anthropized and natural, isolating some nodal elements. Her work ‘Le storie dell’azzurro. Pratiche sulla soglia per malattie immaginarie’ proposes a series of reactive actions, which work both as a lenitive and as an indicator of the features of the place detected by herself.


In addition, Ramdom presents the visual artwork ‘HALL’ by Luca Coclite, as a result of a personal research of the artist in collaboration with the director Mattia Epifani. Conceived in 2017 within the ‘Et in terra pacis’ project, it was created thanks to the contribution of the New Works – Visual Arts SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura and MiBACT.

The video work, which takes the form of a multimedia video installation through the use of intermediary devices, tells three stories that have gone through in a symbolic place in the history of the Salento area from 1960 to today: the former temporary residence Regina Pacis in San Foca, a seaside resort in the Municipality of Melendugno.

Originally used in the late sixties and mid-eighties as a summer camp for children, the structure was transformed from 1998 to 2006 in the largest Italian Temporary Reception Centres (CAS), ended in the storm of many judicial scandals for the violence suffered by refugees. Today it is an abandoned structure with a high impact on the natural landscape that is about to become a five-star resort.

Regina Pacis represents a contradictory place of passage and border that, like Salento, in the last six decades has experienced a profound metamorphosis marked by three different moments of its history: the age of tradition and popular dimension (now lost), the years immigration (from the Balkans and North Africa) and the era of mass tourism. The place finds itself in continuous transformation according to the function designated by the present times, it remains indifferent to the destinies of those who live in there.

In the multimedia display, the three different realities find each other on the screen without interruption and interact with the viewer in an immersive way.

We want to reflect on how hospitality works, according to its different meanings: tourist reception as a result of the relationships (most often fictitious) of the tourist with the entire local system and the reception system in the area of asylum seekers, refugees and recipients of subsidiary protection.

Key concepts are analyzed, including sharing and its contradiction, the place intended as a custodian of memories, isolation, conflict and contamination.

The closing exhibition of the residence ‘Sino at the end of the sea’ and the presentation of the work ‘HALL’ are part of the off program of Lands End Contemporary Art Festival.



Luca Coclite (Gagliano del Capo, 1981) is a visual artist, who focuses his research on the contemporary image linked to the landscape and architecture to investigate sociological contexts.
In 2011 he founded Ramdom together with Paolo Mele, becoming by then an artistic curator. The association of cultural production promotes contemporary art projects, such as ‘Research on the Extreme Lands’. The workspace and the exhibition hall are situated on the first floor of the Gagliano – Leuca railway station, the last one active in the south-east of Italy.
He is co-founder of the artistic collective Casa a Mare, between Bologna and Puglia.
He took part in international artistic residencies and participated in numerous festivals. Regularly, he exhibits his works in public and private spaces. At the moment, his artwork can be visited at the Nowhere Gallery in Milan.




Ramdom is an association of cultural and artistic production in Gagliano del Capo, in the province of Lecce. Founded in 2011 by the curator Paolo Mele and the artist Luca Coclite, it promotes contemporary art projects bringing in an international dialogue to Salento. For instance, the project ‘Research on the Extreme Lands’ and ‘DEFAULT’, but also exhibitions, public art installations, residences, workshops and meetings. Lastation, its operational office and an exhibition hall, located on the first floor of the Gagliano – Leuca Railway Station, the last one active in the south-east of Italy.
Among the Ramdom projects scheduled for 2017: UNTIL THE END OF THE SEA. Artistic residencies in the Extreme Lands; the international residency DEFAULT17; the collective exhibition ‘Extreme States of Impossibility’ and the sound installation of permanent public art ‘Sonàrie, Giardino d’attesa’ by Antonio De Luca as part of LANDS END Contemporary Art Festival, promoted by Ramdom, Head of Art and NOON; the experimental docufilm ‘HALL – Et in terra pacis’ by Luca Coclite.

www.ramdom.net / www.lastation.it




con il supporto di SIAE | Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura e MiBACT


Gagliano del Capo (Lecce)

From December 21st, 2017 to January 14th, 2018


Simona Di Meo, Roberto Memoli, Nuvola Ravera, Jacopo Rinaldi

Residency final exhibition


Artistic residency at the Extreme Lands.



1st floor Stazione Ferroviaria Gagliano – Leuca

Piazzale Stazione, 2





Artwork of Luca Coclite

Within the project ‘Et in terra pacis’, curated by Ramdom, with the collaboration of Mattia Epifani


Corso Umberto I, 37




Inauguration: Thursday, December 21st 2017, at 18.00 h

From Thursday to Sunday: 18.00 – 22.00 h

Free Entry





Ramdom – Lastation

1° piano Stazione Ferroviaria Gagliano – Leuca

Piazzale Stazione 2, Gagliano del Capo – Lecce


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