Theo EshetuEthiopiaVisual Arts2002

"Africanized" 2002, video still 


Most artists produce work at home or in their studios and a sense of measure, balance and creative security is often found in one’s own daily environment.
Civitella offers a rare opportunity to feel at home in what can be considered an ideal setting of peace, quiet and serenity.
One is faced with a degree of freedom to explore new territories and fear can set in when one moves in such a context.
But this is positive; to get rid of old ghosts of the imagination, embarking on new paths. I spent a useful five weeks trying things I hadn’t done before.