This project is an exploration of specific buildings in Italy - predominantly on the coast - which were designed as children's summer camps or colonie. The most notable structures were constructed during il ventennio - twenty years of Benito Mussolini's fascism. They were built predominantly from concrete in line with modernist and rationalist tastes. I reinterpret these places by rejecting standard architectural approaches. I consider them as gallery spaces in which 'exhibits' have to be found or imagined, perhaps masquerading as fixtures and fittings or discarded items that resemble readymades in the manner of dada. I made the work through walking for miles along the coasts of Emilia Romagna, Le Marche, Tuscany and Liguria and in wooded mountains high above Genoa.
Tim Brown • Anna Colbourne • Hannah Collier • Ryan Fitzpatrick • Alexandra Huggett • Mehak Iftikhar • Sam Neal • Hannah Taylor • Michael Townsend • Gretė Tvarkūnaitė • Chloe Woodhouse •