From the southwest outskirts of the capital, here is La Fantastica, the third edition of the international project Magic Carpets, co-financed by the Creative Europe Large Scale Programme and, this year, including artist’s residences and workshops in the urban areas of the Trullo and the Corviale and a vibrant closing festival, from 30 September to 2 October 2020. Sara Basta, John Cascone and Mykolas Juodele are the artists invited to contribute to La Fantastica, an idea from Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, creator and Artistic Director of Magic Carpets for Latitudo Art Projects, and workshops with the residents of the two neighbourhoods, curated by Giulia Pardini. The goal: to bring out individual and collective creativity by producing new images and new stories to reflect the real experience of their neighbourhoods and imagine new forms of coexistence. During the Festival took place workshops, performances and walks that invited the people to explore the dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood of Trullo.
On September 30 the artist Sara Basta organized a Sewing workshops with colorful fabrics and creative words taken by Gianni Rodari at Ottavo Lotto, Trullo.
On October 1 a photography workshop was run by Mykolas Juodele at polisportiva Trullo and down the streets of the neighbourhood. The presentation on preview of the video “La Fondazione (segreta) del Trullo” , first part of the overall project “Metamorfica” by John Cascone.
On October 2, final Day of the Festival: La Fantastica ended with a collective walk down Trullo’s streets discovering Sara Basta‘s artworks, with the female coir Brancoro.
During the path, the public met the “Spore”, the second part of “Metamorfica”, the artwork by John Cascone that ended at Polisportiva Trullo with a performance and a videoinstallation.
After, the photo installation by Mykolas Juodele made during his research in the neighbourhood Corviale was presented.
Each artist, during the final event of the Festival had presented his own research:
Street Kids, by Mykolas Juodele, sound installation and photos’ review realized in Corviale district
Metamorfica, by John Cascone, presented in 3 parts: La Fondazione (segreta) del Trullo, video documentation realized thanks to the stories collected during the workshop; Spore and I sette Movimenti performances realized down the streets of Trullo and at Polisportiva Trullo.
Moto perpetuo cominatorio, by Sara Basta, realized thanks to the results of sewing workshops and a video installation.
Here following the Press Release