Claudia di Gangi, Red Sign at “Tintu cu un mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua” walkscape from Sigonella Drone Base to Palermo from 27 march to april 12 2018


James Bridle, Drone Shadow (2013 – on going),  in occasion of the show “Preferire l’ombra”

curated by G. Pigliapoco & L. Gennati, 2019 (here a link on Mousse )


Cassata Drone Expanded Archive: about and future Program 

Cassata Drone founded (CDEA) in 2017 by g. olmo stuppia with project manager Chiara Bordin and curator Giovanni Rendina,  now transformed into Cassata Drone Expanded Archive (CDEA) is a vision of Sicily and the Mediterranean as a poetic matrix. CDEA  is the typical cake made for Eastern nowadays super industrialised (from arab term Quas’at) mixed with the strong presence of military drone devices that’s strike every night to Lybia, Ukraina and other “non-western targets” as discovered also by The Intercept and La Repubblica.  So art, research and education labs shape a new peacefully paradigm for Sicily and the Mediterranean coast based on cooperation. 

CDEA works on the landscape space of the Regione Siciliana  (Europe’s largest island after Brexit) as a contemporary art project and community nomadic platform. CDEA is a multilayered narrative of Sicily.  Sicily is made of blood and myth. Of military devices and struggles. Sicily as stratifications of ingredients and colours, Sicily as “archaeology of the future”. Sicily as a “colony” of historical superpowers, Sicily as a scream from the sky.  

The project is ongoing with actions, walks, radio podcasts and new exhibition productions after having produced Cassata Drone in 2018, Désolé in 2019, Prefer the Shadow in 2019 (Fond. Sant’Elia), Archéologie du futur in 2019 (INHA Paris), and My Heart Has Seen Too Many Dawns in 2021 (Spazio Aita, Vucciria, Palermo)Soft Powers (Maca Alcamo, Basel, Montpellier, Paris) in 2022. Cassata Drone Expanded Archive is preparing to deliver “Homage to SANTA ROSALIA” with Rotolux in autumn 2023 

Cassata Drone Expanded Archive is also a long-term performance by g. olmo stuppia. A nomdic box of free artistic actions and an independent space in a rationalist building from 1937 that was bombed on 8 March 1943 by the Royal Airforce and is now co-housed by the collective Il Pavone , which is fully part of the project’s community in the infinite “ongoing process”. 

The flat housing this nomadic reality was inhabited by the urban planner Arch. Fabio Lombardo was also visited by Master Carlo Scarpa. It is located in the south wing on the top floor of Via Malta 21 in Palermo. The next two-year period (2022-2023) will be dedicated exclusively to intellectuals, artists and researchers who focus on the power of islands, in a critique of surveillance systems to render this particular sensitivity to “external” spaces such as volcanoes, countryside and the world’s seas.


Exhibition and nomadic program



23 Millcucchi Radio program

23 Hommage Santa Rosalia with Rotolux and IF23

23 solitudes dérive around archeology and drones compound,  to be part press@cassatadrone.org with a poetical letter against “gazes of power”


Soft Powers 

13th of June – 3th of July 2022

Solo performance by g. olmo stuppia: a grotesque lyrique drone puppet (310x180x40cm) dérive on Party Tv by Andrea Masu  (Italian Council winner) project in Alcamo, co-produced with the MUSEUM MACA and then move to Basel, Montpellier, Paris in a European Tour. In collaboration with Rotolux Clichy,  Marcovaldo Paris – postcard a t-shirt on printing 



From 01 oct. to 05 nov. 2021, as part of Palermo Art Weekend 

Solo show by Pierre Clement curated by g. olmo stuppia in collaboration with Spazio Aita and Poush Manifesto 





From 25 sept. to 30 October 2019

Preferire l’ombra invade the urban landscape of Palermo with a show curated by Giacomo Pigliapoco & Luca Gennati. Projects by James Bridle (Piazza Cassa di Risparmio – first outdoor intervention in Italy), Valentina Furian, Julius Neubronner, Il Pavone, Marco Strappato, Paolo Cirio  – Via Malta 21 & Fondazione Sant’Elia – Loggiato di San Bartolomeo 



Désolé – Cassata Drone Expande Archive 

curated by Izabela Anna Moren. & Giuseppina Vara 

From the 15th Dec. 2018 up to the 10 January 2019

Cassata Drone, that’s  has become an expanded archive, presents Désolé, an exhibition by g. olmo stuppia with an intervention by Alterazioni Video in Palermo, in the penthouse of a historic building in Via Malta 21. The installation is the second exhibition of the research project Cassata Drone which has been investigating Sicily’s geopolitical situation with its strong connotation to the militarisation of the island for more than a year. Recently presented at MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the nomadic archive is a reality in construction that is continuously enriched with contents and images from the direct exploration of the territory, ongoing theoretical studies, organised workshops (last La Sughereta – The Cork Oak, conducted by Andrea Masu) and the involvement of artists, scholars and researchers – http://moussemagazine.it/desole-cassata-drone-expanded-archive-palermo/ 

Cassata Drone

From 14th June to 5 october 2018

CDEA present “Cassata Drone”  exhibition involving Raqs Media Collective, MDR (Maria D Rapicavoli) and Stefano Cagol. 

Cassata Drone open to the public within a private house that, for the first time, opens itself to the public for free. Cassata Drone show was curated by Giovanni Rendina and conceived by g. olmo stuppia . The three artists will be interacting with one room each transforming them into three different immersive installations.  Built-in the modern ascist style, the apartment is located at 21 Via Malta, 90133, Palermo, Sicily .  The project was created to investigate the layers of the typical Palermo cake “Cassata Siciliana” and the presence of military drones (UCAV) in Sicily as its contemporary representation. http://myartguides.com/exhibitions/cassata-drone/ 

DOWNLOAD HERE THE PRESS KIT (team images, artists images, press releases, exhibition view and vernissage pictures)














Nomad Program 


Soft Powers 

13th of June – 4 of July 2022

Solo performance by g. olmo stuppia: a grotesque lyrique drone puppet (310x180x40cm) dérive on Party Tv by Andrea Masu project in Alcamo, co-produced with the MUSEUM MACA and then move to Basel, Montpellier, Paris in a European Tour. In collaboration with Rotolux Clichy, Landscape Alcamo, Marcovaldo Paris.  



Art under the starry sky 

29 June 6 july 2021 


a Deep Sicily walkscape workshop led by Andrea Masu (AlterazionI Video), Saverio Bonato and g. olmo stuppia with a in tend base camp at Mazzatino (CT) countryside. With the support of IUAV University of Venice Dep. Visual Art & Fashion. 


CDEA is was running Dono, Cammino – Summer program 2019 


Archéologie du Futur 

13-27 november 2019 

Archéologie du Futur INHA of Paris host CDEA for a solo performance and exhibition at Galerie Colbert, Paris France – curated by Anna Battiston, Lieu de l’Art, produced by INHA and Universitè Sorbonne Pantheon I 


Dono Cammino 

21 may to 30 sept. 2019

Residency Program – Dono Cammino with Mattia Pajè; Maria Luigia Gioffrè; Studio Calas;  Annika Pettini & Giovanna Repetto; Loris Gentile & Greta Pasini con Michele Zanotti; Pamela Breda – Palermo @attic and @Fondazione Sant’Elia 



Cassata Drone Expanded Archive at MACRO, Museum Of Contemporary Art of Rome

20-21 October 2018 

– https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone feat.  Corinne Mazzoli with “The Party Wall” performance – https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone-expanded-archive 


The Cork Oak workshop 

3-9 october 2018, Niscemi (The cork Oak reserve, Sicily) 

La Sughereta, international workshop by Andrea Masu (Alterazioni Video), in the Natural Reserve of Niscemi. The cork-oak reserve. coordinators: Corinne Mazzoli,Giovanni Rendina, g. olmo stuppia 

DOWNLOAD HERE  INFORMATION and the program day by day:





Guilded Tree performance

24th 2018 august from 18 to 23.55 , LOCUSART (Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen), will perform “Guilded tree nr 3 Palermo” at #cassatadronespace #viamalta21 ringbell Cassata Drone – 6th floor – Further information and Facebook event HERE.  

This event is generously supported by OCA Norway















image © Locusart and Cassata Drone 


TBOE Manifesta 12 + Cassata Drone 

12 the june 2018, performance The Body Of Energy  with Stefano Cagol at Piazza Borsa – powered by Innogy Cultural Stiftung and Provincia Autonoma di Trento with secondary Class student by Istituto Comprensivo Arenella

TBOE – Palermo Piazza Borsa from Cassata Drone on Vimeo.


Cassata Drone, un segno nel paesaggio siciliano workshop 

4.05.2018 – 11.05.2018

Workshop  with Istituto Comprensivo Arenella, tutoring with Vanessa Ambrosecchio and curated by g. olmo stuppia & Giovanni Rendina, special guest Corinne Mazzoli (visual artist), Palermo. Please click here for Italian language workshop schedule. 


The Party Wall from Rio de Janeiro to Sicily by Corinne Mazzoli 

06.05.2018  The Party Wall performance by Corinne Mazzoli at Sigonella Nas 1 US Navy bridge (Catania, Sicily). The Party Wall was designed during the international residency at Casa Rio by the Venice based artist. The Party Wall is a performance born out from a reflection on the global phenomenon of urban fencification and the militarization of public security, with a focus on Rio de Janeiro during a five-week residency at Casa Rio. During the performance in Sigonella, where is present a military drone base, the artist transformed her performance in a new site specific context. 
















Tintu è cu  nun mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua lecture + walkscape at ABAPA 


talk-Lecture by Giovanni Rendina, Claudia di Gangi, g. olmo stuppia 

at Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, Aula Blu Cobalto,  Claudia di Gangi hosted by the Artist and Prof. Francesco de Grandi  – image poster © Marco Casella 




























Tintu cu un Mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua

27 march – 12 april 2018

Tintu cu un Mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua, international workshop by foot from Sigonella to Palermo (253km) Partecipants: Claudia di Gangi, Giorgia Antonioli, Teresa Satta, Francesca della Seta, Maria Teresa Scarabello, Michele Rizzo. Walkscape Leader: g. olmo stuppia organizers and curators: Giovanni Rendina, Chiara Bordin

Under the patronage of University IUAV of Venice, University of Architecture of Palermo, SDS of Siracusa (Catania) 


Emotional situationist sicilian map : F. della Seta; Teresa Satta





23.03.2018 Performance  Cassata Drone public launch “Like the Sound of an Earthquake”, Barrieracontemporanea

Like the sound of an Earthquake, Turin, Barrieracontemporanea made possibile by Robe di Droni Torino


© Bianca Asmara Curti, 2018; Associazione Barriera, Torino.  .

LIKE THE SOUND OF AN EARTHQUAKE – first performance cassatadrone from Cassata Drone on Vimeo.





































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