A four-day experience during Artissima 2018. An invitation to build and inhabit an experimental free school in Turin. A stage, a workspace, a thinking place, an archive, a radio station, a recording studio, and an art space. Composed by Jan St. Werner, its coordination is based on collective learning and self-organization, open to participants of all ages and from all countries.
Artissima 2018 inaugurated “Artissima Experimental Academy”, a new educational project developed in collaboration with COMBO, an innovative hospitality concept that will open in Turin, Milan, Bologna, and Venice in 2019. “Artissima Experimental Academy” lived beyond the four days of the Fair, presenting during the year, a series of appointments and meetings for art professionals. The first appointment of “Artissima Experimental Academy”, the project DAF Struttura, premiers during the Fair from 1—4 November 2018.
DAF Struttura was composed by Jan St. Werner in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, where he teaches Interactive Media/Dynamic Acoustic Research (DAF). St. Werner was accompanied by two guest lecturers, Yael Solomonowitz and Marc Matter. There were additional robotic and light installations by Moritz Simon Geist and Matthias Singer, where the robots and lights work as musical instruments.
DAF Struttura was a light and sound installation that functions as a research and performance environment. For four days, during the Fair, Struttura was a stage, a workspace, a thinking place, an archive, a radio station, a recording studio, and an art space. Its coordination is based on collective learning and self-organization. Struttura opened at various times to members of the public. The audience had the opportunity to tune in via a short-throw radio transmission, join sonic walks, or enter within the struttura to hear lecture-performances, discussions, acoustic experiments, stagings of archival recordings, or new compositions. These was experimentally documented by the school, and a publication capturing these sound texts will be collectively conceived and launched early next year.