Iginio De Luca & Luis Do Rosario (MagiC Carpets 2023)

Prepare to listen and tune into the identity and memory of a place through images and sounds - with the fantastic work by Italian-based artists Iginio De Luca and Luis Do Rosario!

We are so excited to welcome Italian-based artists Iginio De Luca and Luis Do Rosario, who are both currently in Folkestone on residency with FF as part of the MagiC carpets platform. On Sat 28 and Mon 30 Septemeber, they held 3 reflective and immersive workshop experiences, which will explored the in between of Sound and Image, as participants are invited to explore the creative and sensory potential of an object important or sentimental to them.

“The epidermal and warm contact of our hands with the rough or smooth surfaces of these elements will be the tactile pretext for creating a particular sound language, cataloging these historical, emotional and biographical presences in an immaterial way.”

Italian-artist Iginio is multi-faceted, working across performance, installation, video work and the visual arts. He currently teaches Decoration and Multimedia Installations at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone.

Luis is a Mozambique-born Portuguese artist, currently living in Rome. He graduated in 1994 in Architecture at the “ESBAL – School of Fine Arts in Lisbon”, Portugal and has published several books, and exhibited work in Lisbon and Rome.

Luis and Iginio’s residence in Folkestone is made possible by our partnership with the MagiC Carpets platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

This weekend, head over to The Urban Room Folkestone to witness artists Iginio De Luca and Luis Do Rosario reveal the work they have been developing throughout their residency here in Folkestone, as part of the MagiC Carpets platform.

On Saturday 4th November the sound and photography installation, ‘Talking Matter’ will be open to view between 12pm and 5pm. The work was inspired by and formed from workshops collaborating with local residents that took place early this week and last weekend.

Then, on Sunday 5th November from 1pm - 3pm at Brewery Tap(Tontine Street, CT20 1JR) - join us for an afternoon of conversation about story-telling and identity with both Luis and Iginio, as well as Jacob Bray and Diane Dever (Magic Carpets, Folkestone Fringe, UK), Lewis Biggs (Institute for Public Art, UK), Sandra Lapkovska (Magic Carpets, Novo Homos, Lativa), Kirils Ēcis - (Magic Carpets, Novo Homos, Latvia), Adriana Rios (Institute for Public Art, Columbia).

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