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

Alternating digital record and handcrafted construction, the work intervened interior and exterior surfaces of the house with printed reconstructions, as photocopy wrapping that show fragments of the natural and artificial landscape. The work uses windows with views of their own landscape, decomposed in almost unrecognizable small fragments.

Karen Brummund (1975) is a visual artist; she completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of East London. In 2010, she won a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Architecture and Environmental Structures. She live and works in Ithaca, New York, USA.

www.karenbrummund.com