I was very happy to see on line another nice project by our friends of taibola and this interview to Alex
We are fans!
Waiting for a subtitled version of the interview I am sure our friends will enjoy your new pieces in this great triangular style..
Арт-директор “Сборной Тайболы” художник Александр Менухов рассказывает о росписи “ДК Моряков”, совместном проекте с Домом Молодёжи Архангельской области Арт (с) Taibola Assemble \ Александр Менухов Видео (с) Taibola Assemble \ Игорь Фролов Локация: Дом молодёжи Архангельской области #taibola#taibolaassemble#тайбола#сборнаятайболы#art#mural#александрменухов#dommol29
Radio antidoto is full blowing as an unexpected trasformaotrio, and more. Because of randomness and success and adpting capabilities of a bigger group of people is taking many interesting shapes.
Be sure to check the website, changes daily.
Everywere, every sector is picking up pieces. We are forward. We are used to be outcast, outnumberted, upfront, underresourced, against all odds…
So, do you want to experiement with a format that does not need screens? That has a history of 100 years and more but can be reinvented for another 100?
Jump in the wave!
COVID-19 has not stopped us on our track, has obliged us to go back on old ones…
Radio is a outstanding way to communicate, not only when you listen to it, but when you make some.
We took this and founded radioantidoto, the radio to cure us from poison. Poisons are many. Most of them are made of words, contracts, social given, identity rules.
The radio is open. You want a spot to transmit? Ask and it will be given. You want to listen? Is free, streaming, pirate, uncensored. You only are asked to behave nicely.
Mostly in italian has become our pre-trasformatorio work, and does initiate huge transformation, so the door is open, any participation is relevant and free, the radio flows either you talk or listen.
Una chiacchiera a tre all’interno del palinsesto curato da Fabio Bruno su “Radio Antidoto”, una iniziativa di radio streaming partita durante la pandemia di COVID-19 e gia’ oramai al primo mese di trasmissione.
Parlano in diretta Fabio, che conduce e guida il discorso, Cristina e Federico.
Si parla di Rigenerazione, Architetture, Trasformatorio, Farm Cultural Park, Estetica del gia’ sentito, drammaturgia orizzontale e del master “Urban Regeneration 2019” offerto dallo IUAV di Venezia.
il copyleft della puntata e’ di Fabio Bruno, che va ringraziato
(cc) Creative Commons Attribuzione 3.0 2020
So far the radio project has pushed quite a lot of hours of content.
To put up the archive will be done, but be sure we are trying to record everything.
Cristina Marras as well is producing for her segment a “memory” from the plague moment and is collecting recordings with the answers to her questions as following:
a. The first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning is …
b. The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is …
c. Usually in the afternoon …
[tell us what you usually do in the afternoon – this and everything in brackets you must not read :)]
d. The saddest moment of the day is …
[tell us what the saddest moment of the day is for you]
is. The happiest moment of the day is …
[tell us what the happiest moment of the day is for you]
f. Usually after dinner, before going to bed …
[tell us what you usually do after dinner and / or before going to bed]
g. My last thought before falling asleep is …
you find more info (and italian) here:
For the the effort so far, a reminder of what we have done:
JOLLY: in particolari momenti di DISgrazia potremmo tutti ospitare radio cybernet live che non ha un posto preciso nel palinsesto
NB da oggi la URL per trovare lo stream e’: http://radio.dyne.org/trasformatorio.mp3
You can ear radio antidoto LIVE here: [player id=3205]
(IT) Questo è un pezzo che ho prodotto la prima volta che sono andata in onda su Radio Antidoto. Si chiama ‘Cinque cose’ ed è una lista di cinque cose che mi piacciono e cinque che non mi piacciono. Tra le cose che non mi piacciono, conservare qualcosa per un sacco di tempo e accorgermi che ti serve due girni dopo che finalmente ho deciso di buttarlo. Tra le cose che mi piacciono, l’odore della salsedine uscendo dall’aereo che è appena atterrato a Cagliari e mio padre, che quando ero bambina mi leggeva brani dall’Apocalisse prima di andar a dormire.
(EN) This is a tiny piece that I produced for my first program on Radio Antidoto. It’s called ‘Five Things’ and it is a list of five things that I like and five things that I do not like. Among the things that I do not like there are those who play humble to fish for compliments and realising that you do need something that you have kept for a long time, two days after you have finally decided to thrown it away. Among those that I like, the smell of sea exiting the plane that just landed in Cagliari, my hometown, and remembering my father who used to read us passages from the Apocalypse before going to bed.
The Documentation of Trasformatorio 2018-2019 actions in Giampilieri is a difficult and time consuming task.
The action of 2018, when 35 artists arrived in the small village hit by catastrophe 9 years before became a turning point for our experience and our methodological awareness.
A lot of thinking went into the process of collecting the stories, cataloguing the artworks, going over opposition and misunderstandings, participating to events launched by the community autonomously after our intervention
We are working to the publication of our vast documentation from Trasformatorio. It deserves work. So far we need to publish the complete list of participants to 2018 edition.
NB: Kintsugi Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
A village in the south of mediterranean part of a big city forgets his territory; for half a century land burns and becomes unproductive and underpopulated
a terrible landslide in october 2009 claims the dead and then, to put everything in safety, a river of concrete poured in to frame the cut and emprison the mountain above
For those who stay, those that go away, the ghosts and the empty houses
Samuele Albani musician media artist (RSM) Ludovica Avetrani (ITA) August Black Radio artist (USA) Monica Cannillo textile restorer (ITA) Martina Caronna dancer performer (ITA) Ezio Cicciarella sculptor (ITA) Giulia Della Valle sound artist, videomaker(ITA) Irene Domingues dancer visual artist (ESP) Claire Ducene visual artist (BEL) Teal Gaure TG media artist (HUN) Ahmed Helmy filmaker, visual artist (EGY) Ilya Kuzubov visual artist (RUS) Mikko Laajola (FIN) Aleksandr Menukhov visual artist (RUS) Rossella Midili photographer (ITA) Rosa Mundi (ITA) Emmanuel Ndefo dancer (NGA) Jana Nunich visual artist (SVN) Eva Polare (ITA) Mose Previti writer (ITA) RE Visual Artist, Painter (ITA) Jerneja Rebernak visual artist (SVN) Louis Rodil Fernandes media artist (NLD) Iwona Rozbiewska performer, visual artist (POL) Rosaria Sfragara actress (ITA) Cristiano Siri dancer performer (ITA) Nino Triolo visual artist printmaker (ITA) Azahara Ubera dancer, hybrid artist(ESP) Hans (Hansko) Visser Composer (NL) Gabriele “Asbesto” Zaverio Multimedia Artist (ITA)
Federico Bonelli (IT/NL) Giuseppe Morgana (coordination) Monika Schwenk (Cook) Antonio Cardubbo (runner) Rita Valeriano (assistant)
Donatella Manganaro Marco Minutoli Antonino Bonfiglio Michela Barnà Andrea e Caterina Lando Irene Bottari Alessandra Bottari Antonio Micali Francesco Micali Francy Stefano Restuccia Paolo Restuccia
Federico Alagna Pier Paolo Zampieri Alessandra Mammoliti Maria Teresa Zagone
Roberto De Luca
About the first part of the residency of RE in the Nederlands
Amsterdam 17-30 September
RE arrived in time at Shipol Airport with a flight from Catania. She is a blonde woman, she is born sicilian and is bilingual sicilian-german from her mother side. She has acedemy of arts background, a direct way of dealing with all kind of people and a very strong will. She has developed her talent in the years after her diploma with stubborn focus and hard will. She is ready for The Nederland and she looks around.
When I finally got, after many years, the chance of organising residencies in Amsterdam I had no doubt that the first one had to be her.
We know each other since around 2013. We shared together the experience of the first trasformatorio lab and with her companion Giuseppe Morgana they have been the backbone of the last two labs made in sicily and one of the reasons of their success.
But I wanted to have RE here, as first of we hope many artists we can present and introduce properly to the dutch public,for artistic reasons.
RE does not work from a concept. She has many sources of inspiration in wich she dives with in depth fascination but this is not the core of her effectiveness. She works the concept through, like a path to a place were something has to happen, like a folk story, like a misguiding suggestion from a crook. Her thought becomes first action and matter and color, at last, like in a magic mirror finds a name.
In the years I have learned that her art has forms, a necessity, is grounded into coherence and consistency but no words are necessary before the action to realise it. RE channels impressions through her rich palette of media and asks the world to say the last word on the result. Her titles are then a good closing act for the effort, and come from her preliminary fascinations, but as in a ritual they are results. Touches of a bell or of a gong, to dispell the force she kept a bay. Yet there is nothing automatic in her doing.
Often her pieces are left to the environment while in the process of making. She did a bit the same in my studio last week, using rain and dust and the drying of the layers braking up. Found substances, that are inclobated in the colors are often incompatible chemically, they cross with unpredictable effects and sometimes I find myself surprised that she knows how to fix them, in unexpected moments, addig one substance or another to the mix. Images gets imagined then, growing layer by layer, by the gesture and feedback with her mind and the atmosphere in the room: RE acting in light trance hanging over the piece and images forming and disappearing in the process.
She works with a fascination, an idea, often for months. And then mixes incompatible chemicals and strange substances directly on the support, touching it, with long brushes or the fingers, using all kind of found material, plants, lacks, soap, glue. The piece “emerges” from her actions like a small wonder.
I saw her paintin in her big house atelier in Milazzo, in front of the Eolian island in the province of Messina with similar intensity and cromatic effectiveness.
It has been in this days a great pleasure to work out in my studio near the Wateringshaans, taken by philosophical thoughts, encounters, found objects and my apparently casual looks in the evening when I would pass to see how she was doing.
Avidly, incessantly, she transformed what she found, in the way we have learned together to do and produced 3 very good pieces as a preparation, a worm up, for the rest of the stay, in Groningen, organised by Hans “Hansko” Visser and the Ceda and Olgica Foundation.
Presentation of her woork in Groningen is scheduled for Sunday 13th of October, from 15.00 onwards, with live/life-boat-instant-composed-music by carefully selected improvisers.
As far as presenting the whole of the work we will try to get a good spot, so all interested people are invited to come.
As Hansko says, “we will have bread and wine”
So I should not forget to give you all a bit of links and context here they are:
Trasformatorio Residencies are an effort to make artists that participated in Trasformatorio site specific lab, in particular those coming from south mediterranean areas to come to present their work in the Nederland. We think the best way to introduce them is to ask the artists to make new work using our studios as prime matter.
We are activelly looking for partnerships.
Contact Federico (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you like to participate or help.
In 2019 we got into a great adventure.
The place was Giampilieri, a small village hidden between the sea and the mountain in the metropolitan aarea of Messina, Sicily.
Artists from all over the world, gathered there at the last minute for the Trasformatorio lab had the chance to know the people, the stories, the troubles and the incredible vitality of the village. It has been a great ride.
Tomorrow is going to be a recurrence of 10 years from the tragic events that has filled with sorrow the harts and with scars the landscape.
I am sure there will be time to think and mourne and celebrate. Our friends will be glad to know we stand with them, happy to see now soo many traces of Giampilieri in our work since and of our work in the new directions you all took. The whole village is keeping transforming, with his own colors and energies, and is inimmaginable and moving.
There is a lot of love to share for the living in Giampilieri. And we will make more road together of this we are all sure.
Please accept again, as memory of the part we shared, of the walks, of the sounds, of the stories, of the visions and the laughter, of the tears and the smiles, our biggest hug.
the whole of Trasformatorio
Sept 30 2019
Flown in from the volcanic center of the Mediterranean to the northern comforts RE is in Amsterdam for the first FORLMAL Trasformatorio residency out of Sicily.
The concept is developed in connection with Hansko Visser, Dierk Roosen and NDSM Treehouse but, since the venue in north of Central Station is a bit late opening, is taking place for now in FBP studio: in Marcusstraat 52.
RE will start exploring and transforming starting out from the themes available in the dying cultural landscape of heavily gentrified Amsterdam, starting from sowers and garbage as a good artist should. So far we attempted the rescue of a huge rat and failed, found a behive of dead bees abandoned below a luxe condo and noted the brand new Lotus parked in its garage.
RE will move at the end of the month to Groningen for a 2 week intensive transformation organised by Hansko Visser named temporarily ” modern icons for the non-saintly, floating” and realise a more complex work for the northern city.
During her work in A-town you can reach her via fredd: consider donations in old windows and good stories.
The opening of her exposition in guerrilla gallery “Pilot” on the canal of the Spilsluizen in Groningen will be on Sunday 13th of October, from 15.00 onwards, with live/life-boat- instant-composed-music by carefully selected famous improvisers.
A beautiful gift to the town, to celebrate its last horeca-free zone!(dutch for gentrified leisure)
We will have bread and wine.
For more information