The project

The Botteghe digitali project was born with the aim of making two worlds interact: the artistic and performative research with sustainable and innovative productive entreprises. The main objective is the birth of new artistic and performative productions capable of narrating and promoting the world of work and stimulate the companies to reflect on their own identity through the artistic language.

Theatre, dance, video, artistic and multimedia installations are tools that can be used to tell the corporate identity, good manufacturing practices, sustainability policies, company memories and reuse of abandoned spaces/shops. The project is aimed to artists under 35 (single participants, groups, companies) interested in international training and development of an artistic – performative project related to experts of performing arts field and the host company.

The first phase of Digital Workshops 2021 includes a Summer School entitled “Multimedia and Relational Arts?” Which will take place both in presence and online and which will involve artists from all partner countries. The second phase of the project foresees the selection and the “implementation” of three artistic projects that can be developed, in collaboration with partner companies, within the Festival In \ Visible Cities 2021.

Summer school

“Multimedia and Relational Arts “

The Summer school will be built with masterclasses with special guests open both to the Summer School participants and to the general public, creative workshops with each partner dedicated to the Summer School participants, individual sessions and tutoring to selected artists/group of artists, collaborative meetings with local communities.

We would like to suggest and promote a new kind of artist as defined by Nicolas Bourriaud
a “molecular anthropologist” developing specific social interactions skills with territories and communities.

General objectives

The summer school sees among its objectives:
– the acquisition of professional skills on “community engagement” through the
dialogue with local communities involved in the role of co-creation within artistic processes;
– the development of new creative forms thanks to the collaboration with the
entrepreneurial sector and productive enterprises;
– the creation of international networks between individual participants and cultural realities
of four different countries (Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Austria);
– the development of an individual art project with the tutoring of experts from the field of
performing and multimedia art;
– free participation in online training (July 2021) and coverage of an artistic residency
(September 2021) in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) within festivals related to performance and
multimedia with the presentation of artistic work to the public and professionals in
the professional sector.

How to participate

If you are under 35 send your candidacy to with name, surname, address, portfolio and short video-presentation telling about an object that represents you. Deadline: July 1st, 2021.



Thursday 8th July 2021
14.30 – 15.30 WE ARE THE STORY WE TELL
Introduction and multimedia-narrative game with Andrea Ciommiento and Chiara Perini (art direction “Multimedia and Relational Arts”)

15.30 – 17.30 GUIDE-GAZE
Creative class with Valentina Kastlunger (ZONA K – Italy)

How to guide the gaze of a spectator in an urban performance?

Masterclass with Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll – Germany)
How to stage living ready-mades and recontextualize experts onto stages? Welcome to the grey zone between reality and fiction. Allow documentary material and theatrical interventions to seduce you into complex topics like climate change or european politics. Stefan Kaegi will show and comment short videos on recent productions of the german theatre label Rimini Protokoll including 50 remote controlled spectators, 100 statistically chosen citizens of São Paulo as well as international weapon dealers and immersive spaces remembering the legacies of people after the end of their lives.
Friday 9th July 2021
Creative class with Yvonne Dröge Wendel (Media Art Friesland – Nederland) 
15 – 17 OUR WAY
Creative class with Rita Maffei (CSS Teatro Stabile d’Innovazione del FVG – Italy)
Participatory theatre in Italy and in CSS

17 – 17.45 TUTORING
Development individual creation with Andrea Ciommiento and Chiara Perini (art direction “Multimedia and Relational Arts”)

Masterclass with Anna de Manincor (Zimmerfrei – Italy)
An analysis of some shared projects, work processes and field experiments. A permanent installation, a collective action, a documentary show.
Saturday 10th July 2021
Creative Class with Tim Boykett and Tina Auer (Time’s Up – Austria) 
Why discussing relational aspects of possible and preferable futures are as relevant as creating new artefacts.

14.30 – 16.15 MIGRATING FRAME
Creative Class with Jasna Hribernik (University of Nova Gorica – Slovenija)
How a film essay becomes an art installation and the gallery space becomes a cinema hall, a location for engaged intellectual reflection, an informal public sphere, a debating chamber or an immersive spectacle room. (through artistic and theoretical experience)
Masterclass with Borut Jerman (PiNA – Slovenija)
Building connections. Between individuals and their need for co-creation. Between a team and project language, to unite political, professional and societal dimensions. Between society and its challenges in this century.

Association Young for fun (Gorizia – Italy)
Association 47|04 Quarantasettezeroquattro (Gorizia – Italy)

Art Direction
Andrea Ciommiento and Chiara Perini

Municipality of Gorizia – Youth Policy Office and Youth Point di Gorizia (Gorizia – Italy)
ConfCommercio (Gorizia – Italy)
Associazione Via Rastello (Gorizia – Italy)
University of Trieste (Trieste – Italy)
Univerza v Novi Gorici – Akedemija Umetnosti (Nova Gorica – Slovenija)
Association PiNA (Koper – Slovenija)
Media Art Friesland (Leeuwarden – Netherlands)
Association Time’s Up (Linz – Austria)
CSS Teatro stabile d’innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia (Udine – Italy)
ZONA K (Milano – Italy)

With the contribution of
Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia