UNTIL THE END OF THE SEA

Until the end of the Sea is the natural continuation of the Investigation on the Extreme Lands through a specific focus with Italian artists under 35. The first two editions (2017-2018) were carried out with the support of SIAE.

The territory is a living organism, with its own identity, history and peculiarities. It is characterized by two types of landscape, the natural and the human, both sensitive to environmental and artificial forces.

It is not only the place in its (obvious) geographical determination to mark the path of the artists invited, but their relationship, as “strangers”, with the locals.

In this case the project tries to understand how these relationships are digested through the use of language as a place of potential conflict, value and latent misunderstanding.

Therefore, the aim of residency, through the different practices and approaches to the work of the selected artists, is to create a new mapping of the territory of the Cape of Leuca. A mapping aimed at restoring the “stumbling blocks” of the territory, or rather the missing spaces and gaps that are between things, thus bringing the experience of knowledge to its most extreme limit without necessarily filling it.

This new narration of the territory is openly confronted, along the entire path of residence and at specific times, with its local communities in a fluid and horizontal way as well as with memory, traditions, rites and places of belonging while the ties with the new first and second generations show the ability to reinterpret these aspects in a more current key.

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