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Closed: Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio, Tuscany, Italy

Photo of a orange house in the trees

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The Tenuta Dello Scompiglio is an area of 200 hectares situated in the Vorno hills, near Luca in the Tuscan region of Italy. Historically the estate was a self-sufficient farm, cultivating olives, vines and fruit. In the last decades, it has been abandoned and nature has regained the upper hand.

The Progetto Dello Scompiglio residencies intend to re-establish a dialogue both with the present environment, with its natural and architectural elements, and with its history, seeking contemporary forms of interaction and responsibility, as well as relationships of interdependence, exchange and symbiosis, through the visual and performing arts.

Within this context, the intention is to stimulate reflection on the complexity and diversity of the elements related to death and dying, through projects that can bring into focus aspects related to the extinction and species loss, life cycles and from dust to dust, man’s place in the universe and death’s socio-political dimension as a powerful way to interpret the subject of sustainability.

Residency period: 2 weeks in September 2018

AER at Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio includes:

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and self-catering
  • Use of work / studio space
  • Production budget up to £300
  • Round trip flight Lucca up to £180
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note the applicants are responsible for visa, health and travel insurances