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I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza
I-DEA is a project of Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 that explores the archives and collections of the Basilicata region from an artistic perspective.
Artists and designers with research-based practices have been invited to guest curate five consecutive and overlapping exhibitions using the archive as a starting point. Drawing on seemingly disparate documents and materials, the artists were invited to delve into the archives and formulate their own readings in the form of temporary exhibitions.
The I-DEA project space will evolve throughout 2019 in the form of exhibitions, performances, workshops, publications, and a growing online platform.
I am responsible for the displays and exhibition design.

Guest Curators:
Mario Cresci
Formafantasma
Virgilio Sieni
Navine G. Khan-Dossos & James Bridle
Pelin Tan & Liam Gillick
I-DEA #1
The Two Cultures. Artefacts and Archives
Curated by Mario Cresci
I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Carved wooden objects (Intagliati) by Guiseppe & Giovanni Di Trani

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Books by Leonardo Sinisgalli

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Sculptures by Gianfranco Lionetti

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Documents from the state archive of Matera and a TV spot for Pirelli by Toni Pagot

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Skycam of the Matera Space Agency

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Photos by Mimmo Castellano and poems from the book "Paese Lucano" by Castellano and Leonardo Sinisgalli

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA #2
Visione Unica. Cultures of Environmental Manipulation
Curated by Studio Formafantasma
I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Costumes for the regional carnivals

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

"Nusazit" devil from San Costantino Albanese

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Sickles, "La passione del grano" by Lino Del Fra

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Soundscapes from the Ethomusicology Archive, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

I-DEA #3
Thauma, Atlante del Gesto
Curated by Virgilio Sieni
I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA #4
Il Paese di Cuccagna - The Land of Cockaigne
Curated by Navine G. Khan Dossos & James Bridle
I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Grain Sculpture (Cirio) from Viggianello

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Bagpipe (Zampogna) from the collection of Nicola Scaldaferri

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Space Chicken Fountain by Navine G. Khan-Dossos & James Bridle, Cucù sculpture by Francesco Mitarotonda

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Archive media from the Space Geodesy Centre and e-GEOS

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Columns from the filming of Ben-Hur (2016) and Papiermaché from a workshop led by Raffaele and Claudia Pentasuglia

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Sculptures by Gianfranco Lionetti

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Gravestone from the filming of Ben-Hur (2016), displaying the locations of reflecting mirrors on the surface of the moon.

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA #5
De-Archiving Dwelling: Community, Movement(s), Harvest
Curated by Pelin Tan & Liam Gillick
I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Nightclub in Matera in the 1970s. Photo from Enzo Viti's private archive who designed the interior of the club.

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Photos and plans of La Martella, a neighbourhood built for the evacuated inhabitants of the Sassi, the cave dwellings of Matera.

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Photos and videos from the Migrant Observatory of Basilicata and reconstructions of dwellings built by migrants. CAD constructions and renderings by Yelta Köm.

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

I-DEA Photo: Pierangelo Laterza

Materials from ALSIA, the Lucana Agency for Development and Innovation in Agriculture, documenting the agricultural reform that transformed the Basilicata region from the 1940s.

Credits:

Curator: Joseph Grima
Associate Curator: Chiara C. Siravo
Head of Design and Production: Elisa Giuliano
Design: Martha Schwindling
Venue and Exhibition Architect: Antonio Elettrico
Production: Sofia Coutsoucos, Giovanni Martemucci
Developments and Relations Manager: Rossella Tarantino
Project Manager: Rita Orlando
Visual Identity and Website: Omnigroup