“the art of remembering”, Naples 2020

“the art of remembering”, Naples 2020

“the rabbit hole” collective presents “the art of remembering”; in its first global residency program in collaboration with Fondazione Morra, Naples. Seven applicants will be selected to spend 14 days at the artist residence of Fondazione Morra and Museum Hermann Nitsch, in the heart of Naples, exploring “the art of remembering.” The organisers are particularly interested in those applicants with a keen interest in voyaging, journeys, ports and waterways; as well as in ancient symbols, scripts and codes through mediums such as poetry, theatre, sound, mathematics and performance to apply.

Artists will have the chance to explore the subject on their own, in a contemplative and inspiring environment, as well as collaborate and celebrate a meeting of the minds. As part of the program, artists will get to know Naples’ creative scenes – curated by Fondazione Morra, encounter some of the city’s personalities, and immerse in the waves of the city and the surrounding seas.

Each artist will interrogate the subject of "remembering" immersing in The Rabbit Hole Method™, a process of inquiry that extracts and distills from contemporary artistic practises, philosophy, mysticism, mathematics and dance. It includes the teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Farid Ud-Din Attar, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Lewis Carroll, among others. The rabbit hole seeks to stimulate new ideas about the self and the other, and to challenge culturally constructed limits and borders. Under careful advisory from Georgetown University, and the MIT Senselab, the program bases its principles on deconstruction, and the reinvention of rituals and forms. They also work with Teatro de los Sentidos, based in Barcelona, an immersive theatre company that creates experiences deconstructing what has become our pre-supposed sensory mapping, and instead discovering the magical silver thread that presents itself, if one is open to remembering.

The artists will live in the artist residency of Fondazione Morra and work in the Hermann Nitsch Museum. They will experience playful workshops created by the rabbit hole; and a program immersing in the city of Naples curated by Fondazione Morra. The residency space is a luxurious, newly renovated living quarter in the heart of Naples, with an open kitchen for collaborative meals, and playground to hold salons. The workspace, Hermann Nitsch Museum, lies at the epicentre of cultural activity in Naples. All laboratories and creative processes will take place in the museum space. The residency fee is 700 euros, and it covers accommodation, work space, local immersions, workshops, network and project development.

With only 7 spaces to offer for this residency, they will be selecting candidates for both their artistic merit, passion in the subject, as well as how each contributes to an overall group synergy. Artists, curators, writers, composers, poets, researchers, musicians, performers, from all backgrounds are invited to apply.

To apply, send the following to [email protected], with deadline 20th January 2020:

  • statement about the project you wish to work on in relation to “the art of remembering” (approx 400 words)
  • a response to the question (approx 400 words)
  • your bio
  • your website