Although our 2020 spring and summer residency sessions were largely postponed, we hosted visual artist Cecilia Ceccherini and writer/photographer Felix Bazalgette in July and August. Felix worked on his book Natural Magic (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2021) which explores histories of photography with particular reference to sociological photography in Italy. Cecilia, as part of our partnership with the UAL Art for the Environment program, developed new work in collaboration with textile makers and manufacturers in Umbria using natural dyeing techniques. For more information about their projects, please click on the links below.
Our fall ‘Art & Poetry’ residency session (full details here) went ahead as planned, although without the symposium element. The session explored intersections between visual art and poetry and was curated in collaboration with former poet in residence Rachael Allen and Viaindustriae in Foligno. The participants were Sophie Collins, Will Harris, Marie Jacotey and curatorial duo Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot who were awarded our Word Play: Art & Poetry Open Call. The symposium related to this session will now take place in 2021.
The Festival di Spoleto was rescheduled and ran in a reduced format during the last two weekends of August. Our festival projects were postponed to 2021 although we took the opportunity to organise a Spoleto launch of the ‘Keeping Time‘ vinyl record.
Find out more about the program by clicking on the images below.
July 20 – August 23