Rave culture inspires Parasite 2.0’s “Temporary Lovers” exhibition

At the ar/ge kunst gallery in Bozen, the collective designs a series of furnishings that have been later “dirtied” by a 24-hour workshop/event.

Parasite 2.0, “Temporary Lovers”, veduta della mostra, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, 2019

Spatial occupations, urban subcultures and collaborative design are the issues explored by Milan and Brussels based collective Parasite 2.0 for the exhibition “Temporary Lovers”. More specifically, it is the concept of Temporary Autonomous Zones, theorised by anarchist writer Hakim Bay, that influences the evolution of the exhibition curated by Emanuele Guidi at the ar/ge kunst gallery in Bolzano.

The T.A.Z. are moments of temporary re-appropriation of abandoned places – often industrial buildings – for parties or illegal gatherings. The spaces discarded by capitalism are occupied by communities which integrate different classes, ethnic groups and sexual orientations, without prejudice and in a horizontal way. The fragmented margins of the society merge together in a single dancing body, which has no political claims, but whose only intent is that of collective enjoyment.

Parasite 2.0 interprets these principles and practices by integrating a party to the program of activities planned in the exhibition space. The devices designed by the studio - halfway between the artistic installation and the functional furniture - were altered by the students of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano during a 24-hour workshop, conceived as if it were a rave party.

In addition to the installation project, the architects’ collective also developed a series of “ignorant” tools with which to colonise the initial design: heat-shrinkable plastics, coloured spray paints and pourable polyurethane. The ar/ge kunst spaces, initially clean and aseptic, now preserve the traces of the event, in which the participants shared passion, love and freedom.

Exhibition title:
Temporary Lovers
Parasite 2.0
Curated by:
Emanuele Guidi
Opening dates:
until 4 May 2019
ar/ge kunst
via Museo 29, Bolzano/Bozen
With the support of:
Free University of Bolzano, Faculty of Design and Art Pasticceria Hofer, Bolzano The Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Department of Culture Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio City of Bolzano, Department of Culture
In collaboration with:
Studio Exhibit - Facoltà di Arti e Design at Libera Università di Bolzano
Participants to the “Let me love you for 24h” workshop:
Daniel Adlmueller, Michelangelo Boldrin, Giovanni Campitelli, Daniela Capaldo, Carla Carrasco, Filippo Contatore, Lucrezia Erbisti, Marilia Fara, Camilla Hoffmeister, Vincent Lidenmueller, Mark Markin, Isabella Panigada, Lucilla Patrizi, Maximilian Pellizzari, Gaia Sartorato, Theodor Seegers, Antonio Severi, Lucia Tomasi, Gaia Tovaglia.

Latest on Design

Latest on Domus

Read more
China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram