Art Aia – Creatives In Residence’ founder Giovanni Morassuttihas been invited by the TransCultural Exchange to speak at the Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts which will take place in Boston Massachusetts on November 2022.
Morassutti will focus on environmental, and sustainable art practices providing artists direct access to understanding Climate Change via artist in residence programme. The afternoon session will take place on Sunday November 6th from 2:15 – 4:00 pm and it will be moderated by Jane D. Marsching, Arts, Professor and Sustainability Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Other presentes include Julian Calleros, Founder, ACRAR, Anima Casa Rural Artists in Residency, Mexico, Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director, Make Art with Purpose; Embedded Artist, Institute of Innovation and Global Engagement, University of Washington, Gordon Knox, Founder, WEAVE: Ecology-based International Learning Spaces, and Ute Meta Bauer, International Curator; Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University; and Founding Director of the NTU CCA Singapore.
Mary Bluestocking is a Latvian-American contemporary artist who is currently producing multi- media work focused on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Bluestocking’s first major work as part of her For Ukraine project, is the large-scale installation “дети II” / “Deti II” (Russian for “Children II”), which is a recreation of the writing on the ground at theater/shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine which was shelled by the Russians on March 16th. Even now, hundreds are believed to still be trapped. The “Deti II” installation by Bluestocking included a drone video recording. A short-version of the video was posted on social media and is meant to serve, currently, as a vigil to the victims of Russia’s attack on the theater. The Deti series is ultimately meant as a narrative body, in direct opposition to the Russian administration’s own narrative of being “rescuers” of the Ukrainian people from “genocidal fascists”. The series pinpoints and emphasizes the critical detail of the Mariupol theater scene which makes it plain to see that Putin and his administration are guilty of war crimes. The series seeks to raise awareness among those confused by the mixed messaging, censorship and disinformation in the media and it calls for acknowledgement that Putin and his administration are guilty of war crimes. “Dety II” was conceived, and executed at Art Aia – Creatives In Residence – an art center in the Comune of Sesto al Reghena in the North-Eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, where Bluestocking is currently doing an art residency until March 27th. Since the publication of “Dety II” on instagram, Facebook and Youtube on March 19th, “dety” pieces by other artists, featuring the word in Cyrrilic, writ large on the ground have begun to appear around the world, such as a “dety” piece at the square of the Czech National Theatre in Prague on March 22nd by a number of people including Oldřich Morys, and another “dety” piece which appeared on March 24th, at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw by the Dramatyczny Kolektyw . The nature of the connection between these later, “dety” – installations and Bluestocking’s is yet unknown.
More about Mary Bluestocking:
Bluestocking holds a bachelor of fine art in visual art from the State University of New York, Purchase College, School of Visual Arts, USA and a master of arts in international migration and ethnic relations from Malmö, University, Sweden. She has observed five Ukrainian elections as an international observer in the regions of Kyiv, Cherkasy, Dnipro and Khmelnytskyi.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is very pleased to be featured on Econote.
What is Econote ?
Econote is an independent magazine and a cultural association: a project born in Naples in March 2008 by Marianna Sansone, journalist and graduate in sociology, always attentive to issues of sustainability.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence, in collaborazione con the Arctic Cycle, presenta il progetto Climate Change Theatre Action, una serie di letture e spettacoli di brevi opere teatrali scritte da drammaturghi di tutto il mondo sul tema del cambiamento climatico e del Green New Deal. Un progetto che invita le comunità territoriali ad intraprendere azioni per sensibilizzare sull’emergenza climatica. Il progetto e´organizzato anche dal Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts con cui Morassutti aveva già collaborato nel 2018 nella residenza Ate in pratiche artistiche sostenibili.
Le dichiarazioni di Giovanni Morassutti :
“Amo la mia terra e la pandemia mi ha fatto prendere consapevolezza di voler tornare alle mie origini. Sto lavorando ad un’iniziativa internazionale di teatro che rispecchia il mio impegno verso l’ambiente. Intendo sensibilizzare il pubblico sul cambiamento climatico e sul Green New Deal organizzando un evento sulle rive del fiume Tagliamento, a simbolo della sua autenticità come fiume morfologicamente intatto.Avevo già collaborato con il Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts e grazie a Google Arts & Culture abbiamo fatto conoscere ad un pubblico internazionale le pratiche artistiche in funzione della sostenibilità ambientale. Spero che queste iniziative come altre a seguire possano sensibilizzare i fruitori su temi legati al riscaldamento globale, al cambiamento climatico e al rischio che sta correndo la biodiversità. Ritengo che il teatro, come tutte le arti, abbia il compito di sensibilizzare il pubblico su temi così urgenti”.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an International art residency located in the contryside of Northern Italy near Casarsa della Delizia the hometown of Pier Paolo Pasolini. The venue offers several kind of activities including experimental film residencies aimed to promote the writing, creation and post-production of documentaries, short films, feature films following a logic released from the pressures and constraints of the institutional systems of main stream film industry. The crews involved in the projects can be hosted in the structure while working within several location of the art residency. For any outdoor shooting, they can use the garden, the vineyards and the fields. In recent years at Art Aia occurred several creative residencies related to the audiovisual resulted in documentaries and short films that have seen players also coming from the nearest town of Sesto al Reghena like a work in progress documentary film about the organic creative process taught by John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence An international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency located near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It’s a place for artistic production and research that focuses on the development of the creative process and facilitates cultural exchange across borders.
History Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is located three kilometers from Sesto al Reghena, in the locality of “Banduzzo” (which in local dialect means “Place Banned”) and from the mid-nineteenth century has been an agricultural center of the Morassutti Family.
The small Church of St. Anthony of Padua In the garden of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence stands the nineteenth century Church of St. Anthony of Padua, erected by the owners of these lands and it contains the contemporary altar-piece which represents Saint John the Baptist and Saint Antony of Padua.
Today Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence currently promotes cultural and artistic activities at a local and international level. In the past few years several teaching artists have been collaborating with the venue like American Master Drama Teacher John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, who held two International acting workshops as well as Italo-Palestinian artist Mustafa Sabbagh who taught a photography masterclass in 2014. Several artist collectives have also been hosted in the center like Marsala 11 and the Institut für Alles Mögliche of Berlin among others.
Art Aia Facilities Art Aia Creatives / In / Residence has various working spaces at the disposal of the visiting artists. Spacious rooms and outdoor spaces are available for production, exhibiting, exchange and leisure, including the Art Aia guest house, the Art Aia studio, the garden, the multi purpose and cross-disciplinary art centre (in progress), the Art Aia rehearsal space, the fields and the vineyard where installations and performances can be realized.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence è una residenza d’arte internazionale situata all´interno di un antico centro agricolo vicino al comune di Sesto al Reghena, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Attualmente lo spazio promuove attività culturali ed artistiche a livello locale ed internazionale. Diversi gli artisti e i collettivi che hanno collaborato con Art Aia come l’attore e regista americano John Strasberg, figlio di Lee Strasberg, che ha tenuto due seminari di recitazione , il fotografo italo-palestinese Mustafa Sabbagh che ha tenuto un corso di perfezionamento nel 2014, I Marsala 11 con Mappe Fluide, l’ Institut für Alles Mögliche in uno scambio culturale con Berlino, l’ Arts Territory Exchange sostenuto dal Centro inglese per le pratiche sostenibili nelle arti e l´Uronto Artist Community in Bangladesh. Come sostiene John Strasberg in un’intervista rilasciata durante le riprese del documentario Personal Dream Space: “Art Aia è un posto speciale. Il fatto che le persone si incontrino in un luogo di campagna, con la voglia di impegnarsi per migliorare, cambia semplicemente l’atmosfera di lavoro. C’è una sorta di rilassamento e familiarità che lo rende davvero molto speciale”.
This year, Artists In Residence TV will launch an Intranet project called AIRtvPro where Artist residency managers will be able to share their open-calls and events, in addition to have complete access to the information they want to share with the artists. Artists In Residence TV representatives have traveled for two years in Latin America to list the residencies of the region and they interviewed more than 1000 founders, residency managers, artists and curators.
Art Aia programs like the Cross-disciplinary Artist Residency Program and its partnerships like the Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice and the Uronto Residential Art Exchange Program will be featured by Artists In Residence TV so that more people will get information about open calls, management, communication, funding and more.
Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency for artistic production and research that combines art, environmental sustainability, and Eco-therapy practices. It focuses on the development of the creative process, facilitating cultural exchange across borders. The venue is located near the Comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.