INSTITUTION

CASAPOLI is a private non-profit cultural institution. It was founded in 2005 together with a singular building by the sea. “Poli”, in its Greek etymology, doesn’t only refer to the political role of a public work, but also points to an essential category of plurality and multiplicity. This open, diverse and expandable meaning, such as the contemporary city, is one of the principles that guide the varied functions of the house; it is simultaneously a place for retreat and individual introspection in an extreme natural landscape and a place for gatherings, exhibitions and workshops for research and collective production of cultural projects. With a regular Residence program, the institution aims to stimulate the regional visual arts’ experimental production and the exchange of experiences of local artists with the general community as much as the specialized national and international scenes.

RESIDENCE

As part of a series of “travel experiences”, immediate and cheap works, “Sea drawing” works as an automatic and almost unintentional record of the natural forces. In the manner of graphical pieces, close to abstract expressionism, Lamson creates a drawing system with a pencil activated by the wave’s constant and random movement.

William Lamson (1977) is a visual artist; he completed a Master of Fine Arts at Bard College in New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

http://www.williamlamson.com