ARTLANDS dump areas open up to new landscape interpretations
December 07, 2012 | Blog

In the last weeks a series of landscape design laboratories has been hosted within the damp areas of the Florentine Plain along with specific interventions focused on environmental issues. Furthermore for all the month of October the ARTLANDS program will be increased by the presence of special experts. Each with a personal vision of contemporary landscape and environment: Francesco Giomi, Gabi Scardi, Stefano Catucci, Tommaso Montanari will alternate and express their considerations throughout lectures and tours of the works made by the biologist Carlo Scoccianti. “In my places – wrote Carlo Scoccianti – man is the user as much as the other living beings and each of them acts according to its own interpretative model. The changeable persisting of all these relationship possibilities is just the main feature that makes my works places perfectly completed in themselves.” The path proposed in this ARTLANDS Tour #1 will  conclude with a special laboratory run by the environmental artist Alan Sonfist.

The ARTLANDS Tour #1 is scheduled  from October 6th to November 3rd and will be held partly at the
Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, partly in some of the dump areas that are the subject of Carlo Scoccianti works. The course of lectures will be inaugurated by the composer Francesco Giomi, that on October 6th at 11 a.m. will propose in collaboration with Tempo Reale Festival a special sound walk through the Oasi WWF Stagni di Focognano (Campi Bisenzio). On October 12th at 9 p.m. the art curator Gabi Scardi will hold a conference at the  Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato along with the architect and critic Pietro Valle as a discussant. On October13th at 11 a.m. Gabi Scardi will attend the visit of the intervention "Lanciare un primo sasso"at thecassa di espansione "Olmetti"(Campi Bisenzio). Stefano Catucci will get to the Pecci Centre in Prato on October 19th at 9 p.m. for a meeting and a lecture with the architecture historian Richard Ingersoll. On October 20th at 11 a.m.there will follow the visit to the intervention "Stepping Stone"at the casse di espansione di San Donnino. On October 26th at 9 p.m. the art historian Tommaso Montanari will be guested at the Pecci Centre for a talk with Marco Bazzini, the director of the Pecci Centre. On October 27th at 11 a.m. there will be the meeting at Case Passerini (Campi Bisenzio) in order to visit along with Tommaso Montanari the works "Corridoio ecologico"and "La Nuova Bandita".

The ARTLANDS Tour #1 will be closed by the start-up of the workshop for the achievement of a new environmental work, “l'isola del paradiso”, conceived by Carlo Scoccianti along with Alan Sonfist. The American artist will be the protagonist of a special “cantiere aperto” from November 1st to November 3rd , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Oasi WWF Stagni di Focognano (Campi Bisenzio). On November 3rd the architect and artist Gianni Pettena and the architect Roberto Zancan, deputy editor of the magazine “Domus”, will take part in a workshop open to the participation of students, experts in environmental themes, volunteers and citizens.

All meetings and tours are free. For the outing to the Plain that will take place in October on Saturdays (meeting point at the Oasi WWF Stagni di Focognanoat 10:30 a.m.) and for the open workshop from November 1st to 3rd the booking is welcome at the email