8-10 Lectures on "The Spirit of A Place"
Artists' Research Laboratory (VI CSAV)
3–24 July 2000
It was discussed the kind of installation erected in a "normal" residential space where normal people live and exist, not the "viewer" interested in art. On the other hand, they often are not at all sculptures or some kind of monuments that are easily recognized by the viewer as artistic object usually adoring adorning parks, intersections or city squares, and the role of which is very well known. At the same time, nor do they represent sufficiently well known "works of contemporary art" placed in open spaces, either... A "practical program" was proposed to run in parallel to the lectures: to build such an installation jointly along with the students, and the entire process was examined "practically" - from the first sketch to the completed project.
Giacinto di Pietrantonio