Invited by the Quality of Light
An Invitation into the Difference of Altitude
“Invited by the Quality of Light” is a project which moves in differences of altitude in which things happen according to principles of intuition, orientation, separation and blending. The subject of the artistic reflection is the distance between two or more points, a suspended space, an interval which opens up a multitude of possible developments. Agata Erlacher thematises the idea of a direction through the route from the bottom to the top of the valley of the Colle cableway, she wonders about the possibility of defining the north of a work of art and at the same time of all relevant directions in a decision-making process.
On occasion of the exhibition a publication will be compiled featuring the four new presentations which have taken place in the month of May. The contributions to the publication are reflections and thoughts that the artist has realized in collaboration with several other artists, two curators, a farmer, a researcher, a pianist and a fashion designer. The publication brings together different levels of reflection on the innate potential in the differences in altitude, and during the four presentations in different places the contributions to the publication are made tangible and come face to face with reality.
Rittner Horn/Corno del Renon
Istituto Marcelline, Bozen/Bolzano
Thu 03/05/2012, 7pm
With Herbert Tratter
Guests: Joseph Miceli & Lina Ozerkina
Four presentations link four different places in and surrounding Bolzano: a building currently a school which in the past was a health resort becomes an auditorium for classical music; the Corno del Renon, famous for its 360°panoramic view and wind research station, becomes a place of orientation and a crossroads of directions; the cableway that travels from Bolzano to the Colle becomes the context for the presentation of a fashion-design invention; Lungomare, host to the first presentation and opening, meeting place and place of cultural production, becomes a place of agricultural experimentation. Agata Erlacher activates the links between her artistic work and the historical and current significance of the places crossed during this project. The participants and guests, who besides those contributing to the publication, are a curator, an artist and an actor from Vilnius, trace together with the artist a line of meaning through the exhibition of “in the difference in altitudes”.
Fri 11/05/2012, 7pm
Round-trip on the cable car Kohlern/Colle
Guest: Diana Kuzmickaité
Sun 20/05/2012, 1pm
Corno del Renon weather station at 2260 m
Guests: Valentinas Klimašauskas, Juozas Laivys, Rytis Saladžius
Wed 23/05/2012, 7pm
Via Marcellinestraße 1, Bozen/Bolzano (Istituto Marcelline)
Performed by Hainz-Arthur Obermair
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.