In 2018 the fair launches “Artissima Experimental Academy”, a new educational project in collaboration with COMBO, extending beyond the four days of the fair and featuring a series of encounters and events for art professionals. The first appointment of the “Artissima Experimental Academy” happens during the event with the project DAF struttura curated by Zasha Colah in collaboration with Jan St. Werner.
DAF struttura is a free, temporary experimental school, a light and sound immersive environment, in collaboration with Dynamische Akustische Forschung (Dynamic Acoustic Research), a class run by St. Werner at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. Infusing learning with a participatory experimental and technological dimension, it welcomes 25 students selected through an open call, international speakers, experimenters and artists into an environment – “struttura”, that synthesises sound, acoustic research, art and performance: a true course/workshop, recreating in the Oval a modular space that is simultaneously an auditorium, a production studio, a radio station and a stage, as well as a platform for encounters devoted each day to a different theme (text, robotics, radio, performance) and innovative contaminations between art, light and sound.
DAF struttura also includes a radio station, using a short-range transmitter, as a tribute not only to the history of Italian radio, which began precisely in Torino in the RAI studios, thanks to collaboration with the archives of Radio RAI, but also to the ideas of the Futurist revolution proposed by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Pino Masnada in the “Manifesto della Radia” in 1933.
In collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg and with the support of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.