Discourses Around Evolutionary Population, 2017
Luigi Coppola, Popolazione Evolutiva (Evolutionary Population), Castiglione d'Otranto, Italy, 2016. Photo: F. Quarta Colosso
BAK 2017–2018 Fellow and artist Luigi Coppola brings together his ongoing interests in social choreography and “political chorality”—namely, underrepresented communities having voice through public art performances.
This collective experiment is part of his research on evolutionary population, which began within Coppola’s projects in Castiglione d’Otranto in the south of Italy. Making use of the writings about interethnic communities by politician and activist Alexander Langer and evolutionary plant breeding by agronomist Salvatore Ceccarelli, the artist coordinates an impromptu choir that addresses these textual sources through a live reading.
Part of Propositions #1: What We Mean.