09.2019 - 12.2019
This project has been an opportunity to delve into my practice, understanding my position and approach, and to experiment it on-site. The focus of the project turned around the question "what is my workspace" but to respond to it I had to clarify first what my work is.
In a residential area an abandoned construction site, which I named 2A Interzone, became the right environment where to test my role, work and abilities. The goal was to reactivate the interzone by increasing the collective awareness and interests of the local residents upon it.
Through my physical presence I started my research on-site. To become familiar with the space I spent time roaming in it, writing impressions and informal talks with passengers, playing with materials and objects left there. I started a written/visual report and annotating questions mostly regarding aspects such as care, freedom and ownership. Gradually the confidence with the space and people grew and I tried to rise more attention upon the Interzone by cleaning it, 'decorating' it and inviting people to participate and self-organize.
My direct action in the 2A Interzone created some responses from the locals and the space itself: someone else started to enter and interact with it. The apparent abandoned area was actually alive now. This experimental research of finding ways to trigger attention and care on unforeseen spatial qualities, helped me to consolidate my practice and ended up in writing its manifesto. The project has been displayed as a scattered installation in neglected areas combining photos, writings, videos and finds of the Interzone.