31.01.2018

Land Art and Residency by Salento Slow Travel > Open call (Italy)

The call is addressed to national and international artists, architects, designers. They can propose their projects individually or in multidisciplinary groups, associations included.

“Madonna della Scala” ravine in Massafra - Apulia (IT), is a place of outstanding natural beauty. The site is located in “Terra delle Gravine” Natural Park and it represents one of the apulian majestic canyons with an abundant flora and fauna, many rare species and stone settlements with priceless finds.

The competition topic is “Balance between man and nature: to reconsider the past for a better future”. Through a reflection on the eco-sustainability of the communities who used to live in the Gravina, the artists have to think carefully about the ways of interaction between man and nature over the centuries, starting from a past in which nature truly represented the public space where men drew resources to satisfy their needs. The ravine’s landscape is an exemplary of the “rural civilization”, where material and non-material culture use to live together with natural, geological, archeological, landscaping heritage, religiosity, traditions, rituals, ancient knowledge and flavors. A world risking the disappearance due to a degradation caused by rock collapses occurred over the millenniums and, above all, by the pollution determined by the expansion of the urban centers often risen above those beautiful canyons.

The participation has a fee  of € 30, of which € 10 as membership fee and € 20 as secretarial allowances but the selected artists will be awarded of a residency of 15 days including 1 meal per day and accommodation.  Salento Slow Travel Association will also guarantee completely the travel costs to and from Massafra.

Deadline: 22 March 2018

Find all details online (scroll down for English)