Cassata Drone, now known as Cassata Drone Expanded Archive works on the landscape space of the Sicilian Region, Italy.
Cassata Drone Expanded Archive was born from the need of its founder, g. olmo stuppia, to transform the contemporary context of the island into contemporary art proposals. The famous Cassata Siciliana cake made of layers and the heavy armed dronisation (UCAV) of the territory with its epicentre at the base of Sigonella Nas 2 (Catania). Cassata Drone Expanded Archive is a non-profit project and has its main base in Palermo, Via Malta 21.
From the 15th Dec. 2018 up to the 10 january 2019 Cassata Drone thats has become an expanded archive device 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 (#CD; #CassataDrone) first output was an international exhibition from 14th June to 5 october 2018 involving Raqs Media Collective, MDR (Maria D Rapicavoli) and Stefano Cagol within a private house that, for the first time, opens itself to the public. Cassata Drone show was curated by Giovanni Rendina and coinceived by g. olmo stuppia . The three artists will be interacting with one room each transforming them into three different immersive installations. Built in the fascist 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/
20-21 October 2018, Cassata Drone Expanded Archive at MACRO, Museum Of Contemporary Art of Rome
– https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone feat. Corinne Mazzoli with “The Party Wall” performance – https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone-expanded-archive
DOWNLOAD HERE INFORMATION and the program day by day:
24th 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
12 the june, 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
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.
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.
27.04.2018 Workshop-Talk-Lecture by Giovanni Rendina, g. olmo stuppia, Claudia di Gangi,
at Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, Aula Blu Cobaltoo Claudia di Gangi hosted by the Artist and Teacher Francesco de Grandi
image poster © Marco Casella
27 march – 12 april 2018
Tintu cu un Mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua, international workshop by foot from Sigonella to Palermo (253km)
23.03.2018 Performance Cassata Drone public launch “Like the Sound of an Earthquake”, Barrieracontemporanea
© Bianca Asmara Curti, 2018; Associazione Barriera, Torino. .