The Land

On an abandoned hill, with collapsing stone walls and a 300 year old chestnut and olive trees, Providenza was created by Antoine Viviani in 2016 on the Ghjuncheto, a family land between the villages of Pieve and Rapale in the northwest of Corsica.

Between 2016 and 2020, the land was put back in production, learning the techniques of permaculture and agroforestry.

A coffeeshop was built at the entrance of the land, for the local community to buy fruits and vegetables.

The idea was to create a huge garden as a perfect environment for producing art, films and music.

There was a lot of construction to be done, so for several years artists and scientists were invited every summer in an informal residency festival to collaborate and produce works and performances, forcing us to move forward on the development of the land in an inspiring way.

For 5 years, between 2016 and 2022, carrying cinema wooden screens through procession rituals, staging films, concerts or happenings, more than a hundred public performances were given on the land and in the villages around.

Slowly, a permanent project took shape, giving to the land proper production as well as farming infrastructures.

Now the Providenza project is dedicated to serve different functions throughout the year :