Dopo H2O +, Terra Terra! e l’Ufficio dei Giardini Aspra.mente decided to develop a new project taking into consideration the local context of the Amalfi Coast and trying to engage with different subjects from the city of Positano and beyond. Aspra.mente’s previous projects analysed the agri-cultural value of the site, the community resources and the local traditions, focusing on the educational value of each project.
With Vista Mare, Aspra.mente would like to generate a critical debate focusing on the local resources (food, handicraft, natural landscape, agriculture) in relationship with a broader context connected to contemporary art. Even though the city is quite isolated, over the centuries it became popular, as it has always been an intersection of creative experiences. A refuge for artists looking for inspiration, thanks to the beauty of the landscape (from the press release).
Through walks around the city, the countryside, the mountains and the coast we would like to investigate the essence of this place, which is struggling to survive the wild gentrification, which is putting economical interests first. The workshop would create a moment between active and contemplative experience through the activities above-mentioned.