A very serious pic-nic in No Man’s Land
by NOW – New Operation Wave
2nd and 3rd September 2016
No Man’s Land by Yona Friedman and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle
Contrada Rotacesta – Loreto Aprutino (Pescara), Italy
A NOW meeting in No Man’s Land as an anticipation of the workshop to be held in Venice born from this idea: No Man’s Land is open to everybody but you have to play!
The aim is to discuss the concept of border as a limit of physical spaces and disciplinary fields. NOW intends to blur the boundaries between art, architecture and cross the limits that confine all of us in a specific field. This encounter is held in No Man’s Land, a private territory donated to the community, without borders, open to everyone.
NOW members and participants explored the territory through mapping games and the bravest ones spent the night inside the intervention in No Man’s Land, precisely inside the stone tapestry by Friedman/Decavèle. Each participant had a limited edition publication by NOW with the rules for the games. The purpose is to create a fertile ground for planting and growing new ideas and collaborations. A territory without boundaries is a representative place for an artistic nomad generation.
A virtual round table, broadcasted on RAM live (www.radioartemobile.it) and part of a special episode of NOW Radio, took place at Spazio Di Paolo creating a dialogue between NOW / institutions part of the project “La Montagne de Venise” by Yona Friedman with Jean-Baptiste Decavèle /entrepreneurs supporting No Man’s Land / artists who work with the concept of limit / academics from art and architecture institutions / Zerynthia Association for Contemporary Art OdV