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

He developed part of the project “My name is legion”; a virtual world inhabited by a fictitious body, a 3D animated giant, developed with videogame techniques and processes. The competition game system, with its rules and stages, is neutralized to propose instead free circulation of the observer inside and outside the giant, through stations nourished by textures and weaves of Coliumo’s natural landscape.

Claudio Romo (1968) is a visual artist, engraver and illustrator. He completed a Bachelor of Education and Plastic Arts major at the Universidad de Concepcion, a Master of Arts and Engraving at San Carlos Academy of UNAM Mexico. He is a Professor at the Art School of Universidad de Concepcion. He lives and works in Concepcion, Chile.

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