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?
Many Wineries have merged Wine and Art as a marketing strategy and brand positioning. ItalianOrnellaia, one of the most prestigious Tuscan wines, has created that union in 2008 by allowing his wine labels to be a platform for contemporary art or Sicilian Donna Fugata which has also established a dialogue with the exhibition dedicated to “Illustrations by Stefano Vitale, wine and Sicily” in 2018.
There is also a new experimental approach in the art world to literary merge and integrate the wine bottles into the art pieces. Historical Friulian Winery Cantina Principi Di Porcia has started a collaboration with avant-garde project space Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin who recruits some of its artists to integrate the Friulian wine brand into their artworks:“The collaboration with Art Aia has allowed us to explore art in a creative form that finds Wine and artistic works united in winning synaesthesia in which taste and visual sensorial spheres interpenetrate“, says Prince Guecello di Porcia who is also an art lover and supporter of cultural events. Several emerging artists have been joining this challenge so far like American painter Wyatt Mills, Sarah Woelker from Berlin, Irish James Devlin, Annelisa Leinbach, Ucrainia Illustrator Mariana Panchuk and also Giovanni Morassutti with his video art piece “Ribolla” also featured on Arte Laguna World.
“Winemaking is an artistic creation in which you deal with a variety of styles, colors, and inspiration. Therefore good wine, like good art, can evoke emotions, sensations and create an experience which leaves a lasting impression.”– Giovanni Morassutti