Abbas Zahedi, Nisha Ramayya and Mengting Zhuo were residents in the Torre Bonomo during our Festival Session. The group was formed because of their common interest in experimental sonics – whether through music, sound installations, poetry or performance. They were invited to Spoleto as independent artists, however, in the spirit of the Mahler & LeWitt Studios’ discursive research and development residencies, the new work they made is supple at the edges, each one showing the others’ impression. Having presented new work, developed in the tower, at an Open Studios event during the Festival dei Due Mondi, the group reconvened for a collaborative event inside Zahedi’s solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary in the UK.
Also in residence during our Festival Session were New York based painter Mosie Romney (pictured below), Irish filmmaker Grace Weir, and British sound artist Flora Yin Wong (in partnership with the vibrant Fuori Festival program). Follow the links to learn more about their work.
Our Fall Session welcomes 10 writers, curators and artists to Spoleto. Our most expansive residency to date, half of the residents are mid-career or established practitioners, whilst the other half are recent graduates. This inter-generational, cross-disciplinary method of programming – during a residency session with a research focus, rather than being outcome led – yields, in our experience, a dynamic and inspiring experience for all involved. To learn more about the residents click on the images below.