Workshop #2: Sea
The rhythmical splash of the undertow, the roar of the wind, the blue of the scorching midday of summer: the sea is truly one of the most evocative horizons a man can admire.
Majestic and unabashed, the sea went through centuries of art, history, and literature to become full of an unaltered charm that today – as a thousand years ago – can still amuse the heart of artists and creatives with the same hypnotic call.
It is the sea that the second workshop of TRAC - Tresoldi Academy, in collaboration with Cantiere delle Marche, CNR, and Fondo Mole, is inspired by. Perpetrating an ancient yet always new act, students will be called to admire the light blue skies and find – as the older generations of artists, poets, and explorers did – new languages able to celebrate the immense charm of the element that - even though it doesn’t belong to the humankind - can always win their heart: the sea.
Situated in Ancona – city symbol of the ancient relationship of humankind with the marine environment – the workshop aims at navigating the relationship between the artistic intervention and the natural and cultural phenomena connected to the sea.
Focused on three different locations - the Mole Vanvitelliana, the ancient harbor, and the fishermen’s caves – students will be given the opportunity to think and realize, through a dialogue with Cantiere delle Marche and Edoardo Tresoldi, an installation that may dialogue with the sea.
that will cover the course’s costs
suggested for architects, artists, architecture students or similar
design of the opera
critical thinking about the opera and discussion with the project’s partners
The city of Ancona is one of the biggest harbors in the Adriatic Sea. Ancona is one of the harbors of the Magna Grecia that maintained the strongest bond with its origins, never adapting fully to the process of romanization that turned it, during the Trajan age, the first port of the empire for the control of the East. Legends say that it was Diomede, king of Argo, to found the city at the end of its travels after the Trojan War. There are still those who narrate that the entrails of the city guard the legendary burning mirrors, built by Archimedes to burn the Roman ships during the resistance of Syracuse. This mixture of humans, architectures, and nature is also the workshop’s aim:, to create a floating installation that – from the element that dominates the city – can sail the shores in order to generate powerful and different perceptions.
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STUDIO STUDIO STUDIO is the interdisciplinary project founded by Edoardo Tresoldi to create and support contemporary artistic projects.
Over the years, YAC has broadened its experience of work and collaboration with the main architectural firms of contemporary architecture, dealing with diverse and numerous topics of architectural design. Nowadays, YAC’s expertise can serve young designers better, providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at polishing the skills of the students and offering them a valuable connection to the labor market.
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The history of CdM starts in 2010. From 2015, the construction site is the first world-leader constructor in yacht explorer.
The structures cover a total area of 16.000 square meters, where 7.000 square meters are factories and 1000 square meters docks.
We are a group united by the passion for the sea: men and women able to face daily challenges in a world that is constantly changing.
The Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana manages, the valorization of the Mole through the planning and coordination of cultural activities. Founded in 1996, it managed numerous national and international expositions, contemporary art and artisanal festivals. It promotes the Mole’s spaces of connection between operators and the town administration while managing the artistic direction of the summer activities at the Mole.
CNR is the first and most important Italian research body, focused on supporting the public administration and the national production system. Thanks to the work of 450 scientists, IRBIM studies the biology and ecology of marine organisms, in order to protect the ecosystems and to improve technologically and enhance the productive potentials of the marine environment.