June – September
For the opening residency session of 2018 we host our first poet in residence, Rachael Allen, as well as the artists Oto Gillen, Sam Lipp and Diamond Stingily. During the Festival di Spoleto we present the premiere of Julie Born Schwartz’s film ‘Ex-voto’, begun during her residency in 2016. In late July, former resident Diane Madden returns to lead a Trisha Brown Dance Company: Spoleto Intensive, after which she stays in Spoleto to work with Matthew Burdis on a film project in the Torre Bonomo. The second residency session is guest curated by Jo Melvin, and is a collaboration with Primo De Donno and Via Industriae, Foligno. Full details will be announced soon.
June – September
In spring 2017, former residents Julie Born Schwartz and Jo Melvin returned to Spoleto. Julie carried out further filming with the nuns at the convent of Santa Rita in Cascia for her film ‘Ex-voto’ and Jo carried out research in the newly opened Carandente archive and library, she was assisted by our curatorial trainee Giovanni Rendina. As well as Giovanni, in the first residency session we hosted the writers Andrianna Campbell and Annie Godfrey Larmon, artists Rob Chavasse and Allison Katz, and our first choreographer, Diane Madden. Our project for the Festival di Spoleto was a sculptural installation on the facade of Casa Menotti by former resident Sandy Smith. We also screened films by James Capper and Matthew Burdis, documenting their 2016 project in Spoleto. In the second session we hosted the 2017 Fitzcarraldo Editions essay prize winner, Katy Whitehead, as well as artists Lewis Chaplin, Luka Savic and Neeraja D.
In 2016 we hosted two residency sessions across twelve weeks between June and September. The first session was with Matthew Burdis, James Capper, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Julie Born Schwartz and Sandy Smith. The second session included James Cave, Meta Grgurevic, Joschi Herczeg, Rye Dag Holmboe, Jo Melvin and the winner of the Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, Matthew McNaught.
In 2015 we launched the Mahler & LeWitt Studios with two artists in residence and a series of events coinciding with Spoleto’s Festival dei Due Mondi. Prior to 2015 the residencies were hosted by the Anna Mahler Association which continues to be a key supporter of the program.