NLuoghi - Potential Spaces
Artists Residency

From the 2nd to the 12th December, at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage, and Tourism, the first artist in residence of the project nLUOGHI. Spazi potenziali - Potential Spaces took place. During this first session of the project, two of the four winning artists worked on the creation of two art site-specific works which will be permanently exhibited in the Luigi Bertelli Educational Center, the Department’s headquarters.

The two artists, Matteo Messori and Francesco Pellegrino, worked on the roof of the Department on two different fronts: the first developed a masonry construction above which he placed a seat, in order to explicitly invite to use his work of art as an experience to look beyond space, in particular, to observe the Macerata landscape; Francesco Pellegrino has decided to work on sound, building a structure of thin iron tubes, to which speakers will be added. Through a microphone, the “inhabitants” of the Department will be able to record their own message, which will be repeated by the speakers in a non-invasive manner, creating an immersive environment that changes in relation to the emotion of who records.

The process is still ongoing and these ideas were the results of a participatory consultation with professors, researchers, administrative staff, and students who expressed their perspective and feeling about the Department spaces. The works have not yet been completed; their inauguration is scheduled for September 2020, when the second artist residency will also be completed (May 2020).