From 25 to 29 January in Verona, OniricaLab and the Sovrappensiero Design Studio — Lorenzo de Rosa and Ernesto Iadevaia — conducted the AnatoMY workshop. During 5 days, makers and designers from different backgrounds (architects, designers, art and fashion students) experimented, designed and produced new and expressive solutions.
The human body was transformed, dismembered, and elaborated to create a process that, with an intentionally non-academic approach, generates a displacement of the usual point of view and the formulation of collateral thoughts about arguments mostly forgotten. An etherogenous and original work about a theme which is as old as humanity.
"We deliberately chose a subject which unavoidably links all of us and that is so large that everyone can follow a different and personal path," say de Rosa and Iadevaia from Sovrappensiero "that nevertheless can be synthesized in a universal language".
Ana Blagojevic,Senza Sensi. What would happen if we could interact with only a sense at a time? Two plugs for the ears, a mask for the eyes, a clip for the nose, a stick for the mouth and a string to tide the hands isolate our senses leaving free only one at a time. The project creates a new experience and intensifies the relation between two subjects creating a common language through the use of a single perception, that is therefore amplified
AnatoMY, part of the OniricaLab project, is the second in a series or workshops which started with TASTEFULL, directed by Studio FormaFantasma. The next appointment will be the "Material Girl" workshop from March the 28th to April the 1st with the German Architectural firm Umschichten.
Every two months since November 2011, OniricaLab organizes workshops dedicated to professionals and students and directed by experts from the design and making world.
A space which is both physical and virtual where one can share, disseminate and develop critic awareness about creativity and making. After every workshop there is OpenLab, a public night dedicated to making and creativity where all the projects are presented and the visitors can attend many small workshops, learn and socialize.
Ugo Villa, Cucinare da Dio. The project intends to reverse the normal anthropocentric vision of the world, taking a step back and focusing on the elements that make up the human body, which are all laid in the correct measurements on a table. At the same time it recalls how, even if everyone is made out of the same recipe, the necessity of differentiation is intrinsic in oneself
OniricaLab is a project promoted by Fuoriscala which, in its third edition, started the collaboration with other associations from the Verona area: Interzona, OndeQuadre and Reverse.
Elena Piccolboni, Terapie di coppia. Through the constriction of the prothesis, which make the couple assume specific positions, this work drastically intervenes in relationship problems: reciprocal dependence and egoistic indifference are manipulated to eventually reach total sentimental equilibrium and harmony in the couple
Ilaria Giordano, I own you. The project describes the phobia or extreme need to possess someone so strongly that some fragments of body are stolen and secured as precious jewels in a way that the physical distance is cancelled and a contact is created that involves smell, taste and touch
Flavia Testi, Punto d’osservazione. The project is deeply introspective and researches the intimate necessity to alienate ourselves from an active condition to become a simple observer and to therefore deeply absorb all the sensations surrounding
Martina Alice, Ferrara Tears Tester. Tears are composed of a different concentration of hormones according to the situations when they are generated.
As a litmus paper the tissue become of a different colour accordingly to the tear composition.
For every colour it is possible to associate a memory or an emotion