The texts in this volume aim to contribute to ongoing discussions about sound art, listening practices, and their relation with rural territories and the Third Landscape – with a specific focus on Fortore Beneventano, a region in Southern Italy. The reflections here presented stem from an art residency programme carried out in Fortore between 2015 and 2016 within the framework of Liminaria, a practice-based research project. Edited by Leandro Pisano and Beatrice Ferrara, the contributions here collected range from first-person artist accounts of the residency experience to critical analysis of crucial issues such as the status of sound art and its role within border and marginalised areas – giving great emphasis to complex (and sometimes conflicting) political, cultural, economic, and social dynamics. The authors – coming from various geographical locations worldwide (Latin America, Asia, Europe) – all start from a self-reflexive approach to their own practice to touch on broader issues, such as ‘identity’, ‘community’, ‘borders’, ‘cultural traditions’. In this way, on-site, deep listening practices prove relevant to the tackling of critical issues spanning a global scale.
Contributors: Leandro Pisano & Beatrice Ferrara, Tiziano Bonini, Angus Carlyle, Enrico Coniglio, Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller, Fernando Godoy, Miguel Isaza, David Vélez, Hong-Kai Wang.