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”.
At the moment, I am consolidating collaborations with several international partners and with the Region of Friuli- Venezia Giulia. The activities of the art center resonate with the local community. The outcomes of my projects are usually open to the public and have received a particular interest among the local people.
I am also aiming to foster cultural tourism and community involvement. Friuli- Venezia Giulia is a culturally unique region shaped by history, traditions and art. I would love to collaborate with other local entities. I would say that at this stage, the three things that would support my effort would be to promote my cause, donate to the art center, and collaborate on our projects.
As a part of our series about stars who are making an important social impact, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Giovanni Morassutti.
Giovanni Morassutti (born March 15, 1980, in Padua) is an Italian actor, director, writer, artist, and cultural entrepreneur. He is a graduate of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and representative of Method Acting, being a long-time student and collaborator of John Strasberg and having also studied with his sister Susan in the late ’90s. Since 2001 he has acted in more than 20 films, including independent films, prime time tv, and international films. In 2016 he wrote the foreword to the Italian version of Strasberg´s book “ Accidentally on Purpose: Reflections on Life, Acting and the Nine Natural Laws of Creativity ”. Giovanni Morassutti is the founder of Art Aia — Creatives / In / Residence, an international art residency and arts school located in the countryside of the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia that focuses on developing the creative process, holism and sustainable practices by preserving biodiversity and facilitating cultural exchange across borders.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you share with us the “backstory” that led you to this career path?
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.