The first floor of the Gagliano-Leuca railway station is Ramdom's base of operations and headquarters through the Lastation project. One of the most lively and long-lived associations in the area, born from an idea by Luca Coclite and Paolo Mele.
In the search for a contemporary artistic and cultural geography located in Apulia, Lastation is the most "extreme" geographical coordinate, precursor of a project that starts from the re-writing of the place, precisely the "extreme and marginal land", but encouraging practices of encounter and mobility towards the South, the deepening in the dialogue, study and connection of places (far and near) and in the different expressions of art, offering over the years different formats and thematic focuses.
This place of possibilities in the south-east at the extreme tip of the Capo di Leuca, capable of drawing a fluid and permeable geography, from the extreme south towards the international scene, opens its archive to the rock salt community: a window on exhibitions, residencies, projects developed during Ramdom's almost 10 years of activity, and specifically, the years of production within the spaces of the Stazione di Gagliano del Capo.
These are crucial days for the future of Lastation, since the eviction of the premises by the Regional State Property Office for public utility needs of Ferrovie Sud Est has been issued (by 9 November). In this historic moment of health and economic crisis, where the culture lives once again the absence of protection of the entire sector, it is important to support each other, so rock salt invites you to support Lastation by signing here the ongoing petition.
Paolo Mele, Founder and Director
Annapaola Presta, Project Manager and Administration
Claudio Zecchi, Curator and network development
Simona Casarano, Education