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03 Aug 2016

Industrial therapy, Art residency program in Lecce - Call for applications

Industrial Therapy #1


Deadline for application is 00.01 01/09/2016

francesco buonerba

via dei ramni 3
00100 Rome

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Wonderlust#rome through the AiR program Industrial Therapy offers to an italian or foreign artist the opportunity to realize an artwork on the exterior facade of Kolor b&B in Lecce inspired by the contrast between its characteristics of peaceful oasis for travelers and the industrial urban context that surrounds the bnb. The goal is to connect these different realities and enhanche with an artist's intervention the road of entrance to the structure.

This edition of the program constitutes the first step in the Industrial Therapy path, the larger goal of which is create a new concept of Lecce's industrial zone, a part of the city seemigly disconnected but more and more integral to the urban fabric.

The residency, in Lecce, in its entirety will last 7 days, from 03/10/2016 to 10/10/2016 during which Kolor will offer:

> Accomodation in one of Kolor's rooms

> Breakfast;

> Per diem allowance for lunch and dinner;

> Transportation between Kolor and Lecce train station or Brindisi airport in the days of arrival and departure;

> A bike for local transportation;

> A studio;

> Production budget up to 500,00€;

> A welcome package with maps, public transport guides, general info and emergency numbers;

Excluded are :

- travel expenses to Lecce;

- visas;

- health insurance;

- shipping fees;

- other personal expenses;

One day of the residency is reserved to introduction and exploration of the socio-cultural context of the region. The residency will end with a public presentation of the artwork at the presence of selected guests.

Basic tools will be provided but the selected artist is expected to bring his own work instruments.

For special requests please contact before the selection to allow the necessary time to make tools and materials available from the start of the residency period.

The artwork will be a mural to be developed on a surface of almost 60 mq of Kolor Facade, visible from the Industrial zone Main Road and from the bypass that cross the land from above

> Deadline for proposals is 00.01 01/09/2016.

The AiR program is open to visual artists with no age and country limitations.

Applicants will have to compile the application form attaching:

>One abstract in PDF format (max 500 words) detailing the proposal with times and phases of realization;

>up to 3 Jpeg files useful to the visualization of the proposal : sketches, drawings, mock ups etc;

>a detailed list of the necessary materials and an approximate cost of the products;

>CV in PDF format portfolio or link to own website;

Accepted languages for the proposal are Italian and English.

Notifications about the selected artist will be sent within 07/09/2016

Proposals will be selected by Kolor and the Wonderlust#rome staff following the affinity of the idea and of the artist's research with the industrial therapy theme with the goal of sustaining the development of new practices in contemporary art and looking at the quality of the project and its feasibility during the residency period.

Kolor bnb is situated at the border between the city of Lecce and its industrial zone. Minutes away from the historic center of the city with the passing years the area was inglobated in a thick road network and loomed over by the city main bypass road. Behind the walls of the villa the landscape is very different, quiet, with a big orchard, a swimming pool and relaxing corners, in stark contrast with the surroundings.

Wonderlust#rome is a project aim to create a localized network that highlights the vital role of contemporary art in Rome (and Italy) by enhancing the potential of the cultural exchange between Italian and foreign operators. Wonderlust#rome is Francesco Buonerba and Nicoletta Guglielmucci, curators.